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Don’t call Katie Compton a ‘Drama Queen’

Whitemore's Landscaping Super Cross Cup - The World's Richest Women's Cyclocross - Richer Than The Men's Race

Long Island, October 6-7

October 6

The amiable U.S. National Champion quietly pulled into the Southampton Youth Services Center on Saturday looking relaxed and hanging out with her parents.  Then she quietly stomped any drama out of the Elite UCI race to take the biggest slice of the richest prize purse ever offered for a women’s Cyclocross by a large margin.  By the end of the first lap, Compton (Spike Shooter) had a 19 second lead.  In the process, she had won $100 for being the first racer over the barriers on the first lap.  The race, along with Bessette’s chain, blew apart on the third lap.  Broken chains would turn out to be a recurring theme for the afternoon.  When asked later if she knew that Bessette had broken her chain, Compton replied, “No, but I knew something was wrong because I can’t pull away from her that fast.”  Compton eventually won by 2:30 over Bessette.  Velo Bella’s Barbara Howe worked her way past racers throughout the race to place third.

Results, Saturday

Position Name First name Nat Points Time
1 COMPTON Katie USA 20 00:40:07
2 BESSETTE Lyne CAN 15 02:30
3 HOWE Barbara USA 12 04:41
4 MILKOWSKI Anna USA 10 04:36
5 BRUNO-ROY Maureen USA 8 05:05
6 ELLIOTT Megan USA 5 05:34
7 WELLONS Rebecca USA 4 05:37
8 ELLIOTT Natasha CAN 3 05:49
9 SIN Amanda CAN 2 06:21
10 YOZELL Erica USA 1 06:44
11 WALLACE Amy USA 1L
12 TITUS HALL Marci USA 1L
13 ROTHFUSS Cris USA 1L
14 MAXWELL Jennifer USA 1L
15 FRASCONE Pauline USA 1L
16 KEMMERER Arley USA 1L
17 MERTENS Perri AUS 1L
18 SWARTZ Melanie USA 1L
19 WHITE Stephanie USA 1L
20 KENZER Alie USA 1L
21 BILODEAU Megan USA 1L
22 MUCH Rebecca USA 1L
23 VON TEITENBERG Heidi USA 1L
24 STEBBINS Jennifer USA 1L
25 BAHNSON Brenda USA 1L
26 BLODGETT Kim USA 1L
27 MASON Beth USA 1L

 

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October 7

On Sunday, the women competitors were once again racing for a purse equal to that of the men.  The two-day purse of over $6400 is believed to be the biggest prize list ever offered for a women’s cyclocross anywhere in the world.  Once again it was Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Lyne Bessette (CyclocrossWorld.com) who dominated the proceedings.  The two were together for the first half of the race, neither able to gain and hold a substantial advantage until Compton began to pull away at about half-race.  Once gone, Compton dominated to score her second consecutive victory for the weekend and the lion’s share of the purse.  Behind Bessette, a race-long dual for third between two west-coasters drew the crowd’s attention.  Californian Barbara Howe (Velo Bella Kona) appeared to be away for third by the end of the second lap, only to have Bend , Oregon ’s Megan Elliott come out of the remains of the pack to catch her.  The two were never more that a bike length apart for the remainder of the race until Howe pulled away in the last quarter of the last lap to take the final podium position.

Results, Sunday

Positon Name First name Nat Points Time
1 COMPTON Katie USA 20 0:41:13
2 BESSETTE Lyne CAN 15 0:34
3 HOWE Barbara USA 12 4:24
4 ELLIOTT Megan USA 10 3:58
5 MILKOWSKI Anna USA 8 4:32
6 SIN Amanda CAN 5 5:00
7 ELLIOTT Natasha CAN 4 5:23
8 WELLONS Rebecca USA 3 5:40
9 TITUS HALL Marci USA 2 5:47
10 WALLACE Amy USA 1 6:19
11 MERTENS Perri AUS 6:56
12 ROTHFUSS Cris USA 7:27
13 FRASCONE Pauline USA 7:51
14 KENZER Alie USA 8:02
15 MAXWELL Jennifer USA 9:00
16 SWARTZ Melanie USA 9:41
17 KEMMERER Arley USA 9:50
18 WHITE Stephanie USA 10:20
19 VON TEITENBERG Heidi USA 11:18
20 BILODEAU Megan USA 1L
21 BLODGETT Kim USA 1L
22 BAHNSON Brenda USA 1L
23 STEBBINS Jennifer USA 1L
24 MASON Beth USA 1L
25 PLEVA Cecelia USA 1L

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