Katie Compton

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Katie Compton
Katie Compton 2011.jpg
Compton in 2011
Personal information
Full nameKatie Compton
NicknameKFC
Born (1978-12-03) December 3, 1978 (age 39)
Wilmington, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg)
Team information
Current teamKFC Racing presented by Trek Bikes, Knight Composites.
DisciplineCyclo-cross, Track & MTB
RoleRider
Professional team(s)
2011–2012Rabobank–Giant
2017ISCorp–Smart Choice MRI

Katie Compton (born December 3, 1978) is an American bicycle racer. She specializes in cyclo-cross racing and a 14-time national champion.[1] Compton formerly piloted a tandem with a blind partner in Paralympic events.

She has won the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Elite Women's title in an unbroken 14-win streak every season from 2004 to 2018.[2] Since she took part in Paralympic events she can not enter any bicycle races which award UCI points. Since she was unable to take part in major races before the National Championship, her win was a surprise to other racers, fans and journalists, ending her Paralympic career under UCI regulations.

Katie Compton

In 2007, she became the first American woman to podium in the Cyclo-cross World Championships (held in the Cyclo-cross capital of the world that year—Belgium) where she won silver between a French duo composed of Maryline Salvetat (who took the gold) and Laurence Leboucher (who won the bronze). In the 2007–2008 season she began racing professionally in UCI races as she no longer had her Paralympic obligations. In the beginning of the season she routinely has won the elite women's races in the US and on November 11, in only her third ever, she won her first World Cup Race in Pijnacker, Netherlands. Compton won by a margin of 54 seconds ahead of race favorite Daphny van den Brand who had won the previous World Cup race in Kalmthout.

In Paralympic events she rides a tandem with a blind partner Karissa Whitsell. Compton, the sighted team member, pilots and pedals the tandem in the captain position while Whitsell rides in the rear, stoker, position on their tandem. They were dominant in the 2004 Games, winning medals in every event they entered and setting a world record in the 3 km pursuit event.

Compton has amassed twenty three World Cup wins and four medals at the Cyclocross World Championships, and 130+ UCI wins, making Compton the most successful US Cyclocross athlete male or female in the sport.

In 2012, Compton signed a contract with the Trek Cyclocross Collective. Compton has worked closely with Trek testing and developing geometry she designed for the successful Trek Crockett and Boone cyclocross models.

In 2014 Compton rides for the Trek Factory Racing Team.

In 2014 Compton won her 100th UCI race after winning the Valkenburg World Cup in The Netherlands.

In 2016 Trek removed Compton off Trek Factory Racing support. Compton went on to form her own team, "KFC Racing" with sponsors including Trek Bikes,Knight Composites and Panache Clothing. Compton resumed her winning ways for the 2016-17 cyclocross season winning her first race at the Trek CXC Cup in Waterloo, Wisconsin.

In 2018 Compton became the first non-European to win the DVV Trofee overall.

In 2018 Compton won the silver medal at the World Championships in Valkenburg, NL in a thrilling battle with Sanne Cant.

Major results[edit]

2002
IPC World Championships
1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)
1st 23 km time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
2nd kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
2003
IPC World Championships
1st kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
1st 14 km time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
2nd 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)
2nd road race (with Karissa Whitsell)
3rd match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)
IBSA World Championships
1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)
1st match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)
2nd kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
2nd road race (with Karissa Whitsell)
US Paralympic National Championships
1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)
1st kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
1st match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)
2004
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece (with Karissa Whitsell)
1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)
(set current world record of 3:36.816)
1st combined road race and time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
2nd kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)
3rd match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)
2005
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
2006
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
2007
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Pijnacker
1st Koksijde
2nd Kalmthout
2nd UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships
2008
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Mountain Bike Championships (Short track)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Koksijde
1st Nommay
3rd Pijnacker
4th Heusden-Zolder
2009
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Treviso
1st Nommay
3rd Kalmthout
3rd Heusden-Zolder
3rd Koksijde
3rd UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships
2010
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Mountain Bike Championships (Short track)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Aigle
1st Koksijde
1st Kalmthout
1st Zolder-Heusden
1st Hoogerheide
2nd UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships
2011
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Plzen
3rd Koksijde
3rd Namur
3rd Lievin
4th Hoogerheide
5th UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
2012
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Track Championships (Madison)
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Plzen
1st Koksijde
1st Roubaix
1st Namur
2nd Tábor
2nd Heusden-Zolder
2nd UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
2013
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Tábor
1st Koksijde
1st Namur
1st Zolder
2nd Valkenburg
2014
1st Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Continental Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Baal
1st Rome
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Valkenburg
2015
1st Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Continental Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
2nd Heusden-Zolder
4th Namur
2016
1st Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Continental Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
2016-2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Jingle Cross
2nd Zeven
3rd CrossVegas
2017
1st Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Continental Cyclo-cross Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
1st Overall 2017-2018 DVV Trophy
1st GP Mario De Clercq
1st Poldercross
2017-2018 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
5th Duinencross Koksijde
2018
1st GP Sven Nys
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Cyclo-cross Championships
2017-2018 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
1st Nommay
2nd UCI World Cyclo-cross Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/usa-cycling-cyclo-cross-national-championships-2018/elite-women/results/
  2. ^ "Katie Compton - USA Cycling". www.usacycling.org. Retrieved 2016-12-06.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alison Dunlap
USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships
2004–2010, 2012–2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent