Cant claims women’s race

Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP) won the women’s race by 16 seconds over Helen Wyman (Kona) with Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) third.

Wyman was disappointed to finish second on what she called “a good course for me.”

“Yesterday I felt good and I thought normally [when I feel good] I’m awesome on the second day,” she said. “But we started and I was trying as hard as I could. I made a few stupid mistakes on the first lap, then I thought, ‘No, I’m not doing that again.’ But my legs just didn’t come around.

“I was always so close, almost there but not quite there. I don’t know, maybe I didn’t go fast enough in a few sections. But I tried as hard as I could and I always seemed to the at the same distance and I just didn’t seem to be able to close the gap.”

Harris had her own set of problems – she lost ground in the last lap when she got a pit bike with its front brake open. She finished 13 seconds down on Wyman, and it seems likely that the miscue certainly cost her second place, if not a shot at first.

UCI Rankings
1 (1) Katherine COMPTON United States 35 2310
2 (2) Marianne VOS Netherlands 26 1805
3 (3) Helen WYMAN Great Britain 32 1672
4 (4) Nikki HARRIS Great Britain 27 1536
5 (5) Sanne CANT Belgium 23 1478
6 (6) Katerina NASH Czech Republic 36 1360
7 (7) Sanne VAN PAASSEN Netherlands 25 1260
8 (8) Lucie CHAINEL-LEFEVRE France 30 1207
9 (9) Ellen VAN LOY Belgium 33 1182
10 (10) Pavla HAVLIKOVA Czech Republic 30 1122