Thursday, November 8, 2007

just found this on cyclingnews.com

It's always fun to read your name in print on some site other than my own blog. It sort of makes my racing in the next world cup feel more real. Yippee!

Currently Katie Compton of USA is leading in the UCI World Ranking. She is absolutely amazing on a bike! If she continues to lead in rankings, the USA should get to send a total of 6 instead of 5 gals to Worlds in Italy January 2008.

Jonas and I leave Saturday to check out the course and pick up my race #. I always like to get the # the day before so i can spend the evening obsessing over the perfect pin job.

Dutch and American squad for Pijnacker world cup

The Dutch selectors have released the selection for the first of the two world cup rounds that are to be held in Holland. An experienced team including two former world champions, Richard Groenendaal and Lars Boom will attempt to unsettle the Belgians with the hope of securing their first world cup win of the season. Boom finished a close third in the last round in Tabor, in what was only his second race of the season. Groenendaal and Wilant Van Gils are also coming into form just in time for the Dutch round after slow starts to the season. Both riders finished in the top five at the last round of the superprestige series in Hamme-Zogge after fighting most of the race for podium positions.

The USA has sent a depleted squad of just five riders to the third round of the cup, and will be pinning their hopes on the 2007 world's runner up, Jonathan Page who has been steadly improving since the start of the season.

Dutch selection:
Elite men: Lars Boom (Rabobank), Richard Groenendaal (AA Sport Drinks), Gerben de Knegt (Rabobank), Thijs Al (BeOne CRC Team), Wilant Van Gils (ZZPR.nl), Maarten Nijland, Jean-Pierre Leijten, Camiel van den Bergh.

Elite women: Daphny van den Brand, Sanne van Paassen (Team DSB Bank), Arenda Grimberg, Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn, Linda van Rijen (Team DSB Bank), Abke Francissen, Anouk Kesseler-Haarsma, Tessa van Nieuwpoort.

USA selection:
Elite men: Jonathan Page (Sunweb), Christopher Jones, Jonathan Baker.

Elite women: Katherine Compton, Christine Vardaros.

4 comments:

dblrider said...

Wow - that's pretty awesome that you are right up there with Katie. Now, if we can just get Georgia Gould and Sarah Kerlin over there to improve the numbers for you ladies... Good luck racing this weekend!

Ken

bikesgonewild said...

...go for it...smooth & strong...

Greg said...

PEANUT: Go big, girl. Give 'em hell like you always do. Honestly, I can not describe for you the way Katie is going. Seeing her this past weekend at the Redline and Boulder cups here in Boulder (and we get to see her lots as she's a local and shacks up with my team mate's family), I made it a point to see how she is going at the races this weekend and it is scary scary scary scary fast. She motored these immense 1-200 foot sand sections that 3/4's of the Men's Open Pros and 35 Opens were running. Insane.

Wishing you the BEST of luck!

GK

Mandy said...

p-nut,
you are my favorite europro. couch-surfer or no ;-)
xoxo
mandy