Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hecht Earns Top Result in Hoogerheide's Cyclo-cross World Cup Finale

Hoogerheide, NED (January 25, 2015) – Colorado native Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./Alpha Bicycle Co.-Vista Subaru) earned a third place finish in Hoogerheide, Netherlands today in the sixth and final UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race of the season.

Junior Men

Heading into Sunday’s UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup finale, American Gage Hecht was ranked fifth overall in the point standings. His bronze medal ride secured his fifth place in the rankings, crossing the line 53 seconds off race winner Eli Iserbyt (BEL) and five seconds behind silver medalist Roel van der Stegen (NED).

Hecht was followed up by fellow Americans Lance Haidet (Bend, Ore./Raleigh-Clement) in 18th place, Bannan Fix (Fort Collins, Colo.) in 29th and Cooper Willsey (Hinesburg, Vt./ Development) at 46th.

Elite Men

Mathieu van der Poel (NED) won the elite men’s race with a time of 1:08:38. Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Aspire Racing) was the top-placed American in the field finishing 3:34 off the lead.

Jonathan Page (Shelburne, N.H./XcelLED/Fuji) placed 31st, Stephen Hyde (Easthampton, Mass./Jam Fund/NCC) finished 37th, James Driscoll (Park City, Utah/Raleigh-Clement) at 41st and Zach McDonald (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Cyclocross Project 2015) rounded out the American contingent at 50th.

Elite Women

Rachel Lloyd (Fairfax, Calif./California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) and Kaitie Antonneau (Racine, Wis./ Cannondale p/b placed highest for the Americans in the women’s race. Lloyd finished just the over 3 minutes off the leader in 14th and Antonneau right behind her in 15th.

Katie Compton (Colorado Springs, Colo./Trek Factory Racing), who came into Sunday’s race ranked third in the standings finished 21st, bumping her down to fourth overall. Elle Anderson (San Francisco, Calif./Kalas-NNOF Cycling Team) finished behind Compton in 22nd and Crystal Anthony (Beverly, Mass./ Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) at 30th. Eva Lechner (ITA) won with a time of 44:53.

U23 Men

Laurens Sweeck (BEL) won the U23 men’s race, with Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Cyclocross Network Racing) finishing as the top placed American in 26th place. Dillman was followed by Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz, Calif./ California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) in 30th place, Grant Ellwood (Boulder/Colo./Boulder Junior Cycling) in 35th place and Sam O’Keefe (Baltimore, Md./C3-Twenty20 Cycling) at 40th.

Look here for full results and standings from the 2014-15 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup.

Article Source: USA Cycling

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