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Eva Lechner second place at Hoogerheide World Cup!

2018-01-30

The 2018 Italian national 'cross champ and Clif Pro finished the world cup series in third overall.

Eva Lechner rode fabulously to a second place result at the UCI World Cup cyclocross finals in Hoogerheide, Netherlands.  The 2018 Italian national 'cross champ and Clif Pro finished the world cup series in third overall. Sanne Cant won her fifth world cup of the season with 10 seconds to spare, and also took the overall title and crown.  Kaitlin Keough finished second in the overall.

Eva said, "I'm really happy! I was suffering the whole race. Sanne was really strong. It was a hard course here".

Maghalie Rochette, dramatically improving in the world cups, rode to 13th place (18th last weekend in France) which is her best world cup performance this season. Rochette is the top ranked Canadian elite woman in the series. Mag thinks her recent results has something to do with keeping things in perspective with diversions during her travels, including a visit to a local beer brewery.

Rochette commented about her race: "No Balls, No glory. That was my mindset heading into the race.  It worked out good enough and helped me fight my way from a poor start to a 13th place. I was pretty happy with that performance and had a blast on that fast and fun course."

Katerina Nash had a tough race start and got tangled up by a rider who unhooked her cables, forcing her to ride in single speed fashion to switch out her bike at the pits. Still, she passed about 30 people and managed to finish in 20th in the field of 62 elite racers.

Elite Women Results- UCI World Cup Finals in Hoogerheide:

1 Sanne Cant   47:31

2 Eva Lechner at 00:10

3 Evie Richards  00:19

4 Marianne Vos  00:51

5 Kaitlin Keough  00:51

13 Maghalie Rochette  01:31

20 Katerina Nash  02:15

 

Overall UCI Cyclocross World Cup Standings:

1 Sanne Cant  608 points

2 Kaitlin Kerough  501

3 Eva Lechner  476

4 Nikki Braemmeier  401

5 Katie Compton  400

6 Katerina Nash  396

23 Maghalie Rochette  174

Tune in on February 4th, as the 'cross season reaches its climax with the World Championships at the Cauberg in Valkenburg, Netherlands!

Sanne Cant won her fifth world cup of the season with 10 seconds to spare, and also took the overall title and crown.  Kaitlin Keough finished second in the overall.

Eva said, "I'm really happy! I was suffering the whole race. Sanne was really strong. It was a hard course here,"

Maghalie Rochette, dramatically improving in the world cups, rode to 13th place (18th last weekend in France) which is her best world cup performance this season. Rochette is the top ranked Canadian elite woman in the series.

Mag thinks her recent results has something to do with keeping things in perspective with diversions during her travels, including a visit to a local beer brewery.

Rochette commented about her race: "No Balls, No glory. That was my mindset heading into the race.  It worked out good enough and helped me fight my way from a poor start to a 13th place. I was pretty happy with that performance and had a blast on that fast and fun course."


Katerina Nash had a tough race start and got tangled up by a rider who unhooked her cables, forcing her to ride in single speed fashion to switch out her bike at the pits. Still, she passed about 30 people and managed to finish in 20th in the field of 62 elite racers.

Katerina spoke about her race: "After good training in Belgium we headed to Nederland for last race of World Cups season.  Hoogerheide is typically the last World Cup of the season and a place where riders get to test each other one more time before the big final race. I mainly got to test myself, my grit and my patience yesterday. One minute into the race I was in trouble while getting tangled up with other riders. The races who slid into me also unhook my Di2 cable which I only noticed once I passed the pits. Costly mistake on my part here as I should have assumed something was wrong after the collision and should have turned into to the pits as preventive move. But I was already in a chase mode and didn’t think of it. So here I go single speeding in the easiest gear for half a lap working on my super high cadence style. For those who travel with their bikes all the time know that putting those cable in the junction box can be a bit of pain so instead of stopping I opted for moving and getting to my fresh bike as fast as possible. Half way through the first lap I get to a working bike and the chase is on.  Lot of traffic makes for interesting racing and some sweet passes. I managed to pass about 30 people and finish 20th.  I’m happy with 6th overall and a World Cup win in Iowa. The rest of my events were eventful and not my best results, but each of them I tried my best, I pushed my limits, didn’t take anyone out and prepared as good as I could.  I’m so proud to see Eva taking 3rd overall and Maghalie quickly moving up the ranks with another great ride yesterday. Clif Pro Team has a bright future and it has really fun season while traveling with our XC FEVER crew. Thanks for the support and cheering. I hope you saved some more for this upcoming Saturday when we lined up one more time for the World Championships."

Elite Women Results- UCI World Cup Finals in Hoogerheide:

1 Sanne Cant   47:31
2 Eva Lechner  at 00:10
3 Evie Richards  00:19
4 Marianne Vos  00:51
5 Kaitlin Keough  00:51
13 Maghalie Rochette  01:31
20 Katerina Nash  02:15

Overall UCI Cyclocross World Cup Standings:

1 Sanne Cant  608 points
2 Kaitlin Kerough  501
3 Eva Lechner  476
4 Nikki Braemmeier  401
5 Katie Compton  400
6 Katerina Nash  396
23 Maghalie Rochette  174

Tune in on February 4th, as the 'cross season reaches its climax with the World Championships at the Cauberg in Valkenburg, Netherlands!