Nommay, France (January 26, 2014) — Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Cyclocross Collective) was crowned on Sunday in Nommay, France, after topping the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup standings for the second year in a row. Sunday’s race marked the seventh and final race of the 2013-14 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup calendar. The Americans earned several top-20 results on Sunday, includingKaitlin Antonneau’s (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) seventh-place result.
Many of the Americans competing in Sunday’s race will represent the United States on Feb. 1-2, in Hoogerheide, Netherlands at the 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.
Each of the three American finishers of the elite women’s race placed within the top 20 of the field. Antonneau produced a top-10 result by finishing seventh in the Nommay race. Antonneau completed the race 2:54 behind the winner, Marianne Vos (NED), who stopped the clock at 44:16. Helen Wyman (GBR) claimed the silver medal after finishing 1:32 behind Vos. Eva Lechner (ITA) earned the bronze medal after finishing 14 seconds behind Wyman.
Meredith Miller (Boulder, Colo./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) was the next American to cross the finish line as she placed 12th, 4:07 behind Vos. Elle Anderson(San Francisco, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) was only 25 seconds behind Miller to place 18th.
Compton, who did not finish Sunday’s race, claimed the top spot of the UCI Cylo-cross World Cup standings for the second consecutive year. Compton finished the season with 350 points. Nikki Harris (GBR) finished in second place with 284 points while Vos was third with 270 points. After her performance on Sunday, Antonneau finished the season with 115 points to place 11th in the standings. Miller was 15th with 92 points. Arley Kemmerer (Saylorsburg, Pa./C3-Twenty20 Cycling) and Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) were 26th and 27th in the final standings with 44 and 42 points, respectively. Anderson finished the season with 26 points to place 32nd. Maureen Bruno-Roy (Arlington, Mass./Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles) and Nicole Duke (Boulder, Colo./Marin Bikes-Spy) each tallied eight points to place 51st and 52nd, respectively. Christine Vardaros (Wyckoff, N.J./Stevens Cycling Team) posted two points while Courtenay McFadden (Bellingham, Wash./Bicycle Blue Book-HRS-Rock Lobster) recorded one point through the season.