Saturday, November 29, 2008

Katie Compton wins World Cup

Katie Compton has won the 4th World Cup of the year. In a two up sprint against Hanka Kupfernagel, Compton led into the last corner and didn't look back. This is Compton's second career world cup win. I watched a Velonews interview at Boulder Cup with Katie and it didn't look promising as she was really hurting. Sure enough she is back on the world scene and putting in her bid for the top female rider in the world. With a second and a first in the last two world cups Compton looks prime for a strong second half of the season. Due to lack of points she's had bad starting positions. She's rode through the field both races to claim podium positions. Also in the race was Laura Van Gilder. Laura's transfer to cyclocross this season is a tribute to the growing sport. She has won everything on the road. Van Gilder has made the the cross transition look smooth as butter. She place 16th at the world cup and looks prime for a good ride in Portland and Kansas City.

Cyclingnews article

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