2016–17 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

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2016–2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
UCI Cyclocross Worldcup Telenet logo.png
Details
LocationUnited States, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany & Italy
Rounds9[a]
Champions
Male individual champion Wout van Aert (BEL) (Crelan–Vastgoedservice & Vérandas Willems–Crelan[b])
Female individual champion Sophie de Boer (NED) (Kalas–NNOF & Breepark[c])

The 2016–2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup – also known as the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup for sponsorship reasons – was a season long cyclo-cross competition, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The competition took place between 21 September 2016 and 22 January 2017, over a total of nine[a] events. The defending champions were Wout van Aert in the men's competition and Sanne Cant in the women's competition.

Van Aert was able to defend his World Cup title with a round to spare, not finishing any lower than second in the seven races – four wins and three second-place finishes – prior to his crowning. His main rival Mathieu van der Poel was the only other rider to take victories prior to the title being won, taking three straight wins during the season, but he missed several meetings, including the Memorial Romano Scotti in Rome, which allowed van Aert to take the title.[1]

With six different winners in as many races, the women's competition proved competitive. After a win at CrossVegas, Dutch rider Sophie de Boer held the leaders' jersey and despite Katie Compton taking the jersey after the following round at the Jingle Cross, de Boer was able to regain the jersey with consistent finishing. Over the next five races – despite not winning any races – de Boer achieved finishes of second, fourth, third and sixth, and with Cant missing the round in Rome, another third-place finish gave de Boer her first Cyclo-cross World Cup title.[2]

Points distribution[edit]

Points were awarded to all eligible riders each race. The top ten finishers received points according to the following table:

Points distribution
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 80 70 65 60 55 50 48 46 44 42

Riders finishing in positions 11 to 50 also received points, going down from 40 points for 11th place by one point per place to 1 point for 50th place.

Events[edit]

In comparison to last season's seven races, this season was scheduled to have nine. Lignières-en-Berry was taken out of the programme – while Rome (Fiuggi), Iowa and Zeven were added.

Date Venue Country Elite men's winner Team Elite women's winner Team Refs
21 September Las Vegas  United States  Wout van Aert (BEL) Crelan–Vastgoedservice  Sophie de Boer (NED) Kalas–NNOF [3][4]
24 September Iowa City  United States  Wout van Aert (BEL) Crelan–Vastgoedservice  Katie Compton (USA) KFC Racing p/b Trek–Panache [5][6]
23 October Valkenburg  Netherlands  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) Beobank–Corendon  Thalita de Jong (NED) Rabo–Liv [7][8]
20 November Koksijde  Belgium Races cancelled due to bad weather [9]
26 November Zeven  Germany  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) Beobank–Corendon  Sanne Cant (BEL) IKO Enertherm–Beobank [10][11]
18 December Namur  Belgium  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) Beobank–Corendon  Kateřina Nash (CZE) Team Luna Chix
26 December Heusden-Zolder  Belgium  Wout van Aert (BEL) Crelan–Vastgoedservice  Marianne Vos (NED) Rabo–Liv
15 January Fiuggi Regione Lazio  Italy  Wout van Aert (BEL) Vérandas Willems–Crelan  Marianne Vos (NED) WM3 Pro Cycling
22 January Hoogerheide  Netherlands  Lars van der Haar (NED) Telenet–Fidea Lions  Marianne Vos (NED) WM3 Pro Cycling

Final individual standings[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Points
1  Wout van Aert (BEL) 530
2  Kevin Pauwels (BEL) 474
3  Tom Meeusen (BEL) 447
4  Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL) 384
5  Laurens Sweeck (BEL) 373
6  Corné van Kessel  (NED) 345
7  Tim Merlier (BEL) 344
8  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) 304
9  Toon Aerts (BEL) 301
10  Marcel Meisen (GER) 297

Women[edit]

Rank Name Points
1  Sophie de Boer (NED) 484
2  Sanne Cant (BEL) 395
3  Kateřina Nash (CZE) 393
4  Ellen Van Loy (BEL) 353
5  Eva Lechner (ITA) 298
6  Ellen Noble (USA) 282
7  Amanda Miller (USA) 279
8  Caroline Mani (FRA) 270
9  Katie Compton (USA) 249
10  Laura Verdonschot (BEL) 246

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Later reduced to 8 due to the cancellation of the Koksijde event.
  2. ^ In the 2016 races, van Aert rode for Crelan–Vastgoedservice, and for Vérandas Willems–Crelan in the 2017 races.
  3. ^ In the 2016 races, de Boer rode for Kalas–NNOF, and for Breepark in the 2017 races.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Van Aert wint na schaatspartij in Fiuggi en heeft Wereldbeker binnen" [Van Aert wins after skating party in Fiuggi and has World Cup won]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Mediahuis. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Vos weer oppermachtig, eindzege De Boer" [Vos again supreme, overall victory for De Boer]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Telegraaf Media Groep. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2016-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-05. Retrieved 2016-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://jinglecross2.com/images/Results-2016/WCmenresults.PDF
  6. ^ http://jinglecross2.com/images/Results-2016/WCwomenresults.PDF
  7. ^ "Cauberg Cyclo-Cross - Van der Poel wint zijn eerste in Valkenburg".
  8. ^ "Cauberg Cyclo-Cross - Thalita de Jong wint solo in Valkenburg".
  9. ^ "UCI Worldcup Cyclocross Koksijde – Wereldbeker cyclocross Koksijde".
  10. ^ "UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Zeven 2016: Elite Women Results - Cyclingnews.com".
  11. ^ "UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Zeven 2016: Elite Men Results - Cyclingnews.com".