Cross Predictions – Week 9 Wrap-Up

Jeremy Durrin. Photo: Todd Prekaski.

What a wild week of cross it was this past week. In Europe, Sven Nys dominated and is starting to look like the Nys of old. Kevin Pauwels struggled to find the form and consistency that made him the most dominant rider last season. Finally, Niels Albert is riding extremely well, but remains one step behind Nys. Stateside, Jeremy Powers overcame a variety of obstacles to pick up a pair of UCI C2 wins, while Jamie Driscoll picked up a big victory in Cincinnati.

My predictions went well this past week, with my biggest blunder being Sunday’s Harbin Park International. Steve Chaniel and Kevin Pawuels proved to be my worst podium picks, finishing in eleventh place on Thursday. I correctly predicted the podium on day two of the Cycle-Smat International race and the International Radquerfeldein GP Lambach/Stadl-Paura. However, I got the order wrong for the later. Here’s the full breakdown of how I did:

European Cross

Bpost Bank Trofee Round 2 – Koppenbergcross (C1)

1. Sven Nys – 1st
2. Niels Albert – 2nd
3. Kevin Pauwels – 11th

Points: 4

Cyclocross International de Marle (C2)

1. Francis Mourey – 1st
2. Steve Chainel – 11th
3. Aurelien Duval – DNS

Points: 3

GP de la Region Wallonne (C2)

1. Niels Albert – 1st
2. Radomir Simunek – DNS
3. Rob Peeters – 5th

Points: 3

Superprestige Round 2 – Zonhoven (C1)

1. Niels Albert – 2nd
2. Sven Nys – 1st
3. Kevin Pauwels – 4th

Points: 2

International Radquer Hittnau (C2)

1. Enrico Franzoi – 1st
2. Marcel Wildhaber – 8th
3. Simon Zahner – DNS

Points: 3

National Trophy Series Round 2 (C2)

1. Jody Crawforth – 9th
2. Paul Oldham – 6th
3. Oli Beckingsale – 3rd

Points: 1

International Radquerfeldein GP Lambach/Stadl-Paura (C2)

1. Ondrej Bambula – 2nd
2. Tomas Paprstka – 1st
3. Filip Adel – 3rd

Points: 3

Total: 19/35 (54%)

US Cross

Cincy3 – Darkhorse Cyclo Stampede (C2)

1. Ben Berden – 3rd
2. Ryan Trebon – 1st
3. Jamie Driscoll – 2nd

Points: 3

Cincy3 – Lionhearts International (C2)

1. Ryan Trebon – 1st
2. Ben Berden – DNS
3. Jamie Driscoll – 2nd

Points: 4

Cincy 3 – Harbin Park International (C1)

1. Ryan Trebon – 2nd
2. Ben Berden – 5th
3. Tim Johnson – DNS

Points: 1

The Cycle-Smart International – NEPCX Rounds 5 & 6 (C2)

Day 1

1. Jeremy Powers – 1st
2. Adam Craig – 6th
3. Dan Timmerman – 5th

Points: 3

Day 2

1. Jeremy Powers – 1st
2. Adam Craig – 2nd
3. Justin Lindine – 3rd

Points: 5

Total: 16/25 (64%)

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