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Lyne Bessette 10th at CycloCross Worlds

January 29, 2006 — Canada’s Lyne Bessette placed 10th today at the Cyclocross World Championships in Zeddam, the Netherlands. Bessette finished 2:40 behind local favourite Marianne Vos (Ned) who outsprinted Germany’s Hanka Kupfernagel for the World title with a time of 39:14, a slim 4 seconds over Kupfernagel. Rounding out the podium was another Dutch favourite, Daphny Van Den Brand, who was 52 seconds back.

Canada’s Wendy Simms placed 22nd at 4:02, and Stacey Spencer finished in 32nd at 4:28 behind Vos.

Stay tuned to Pedal for more updates – the Elite Men’s race is up next.

2006 World Cyclocross Championships
Results Elite Women

1 Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 39.14
2 Hanka Kupfernagel (Germany)
3 Daphny Van Den Brand (Netherlands) 0.52
4 Mirjam Melchers-Van Poppel (Netherlands) 1.16
5 Helen Wyman (Great Britain) 2.22
6 Maryline Salvetat (France) 2.26
7 Nadia Triquet-Claude (France) 2.29
8 Birgit Hollmann (Germany) 2.30
9 Ann Knapp (USA) 2.31
10 Lyne Bessette (Canada) 2.40
11 Arenda Grimberg (Netherlands) 2.43
12 Christel Ferrier-Brunau (France) 2.49
13 Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Netherlands) 2.51
14 Laurence Leboucher (France) 2.54
15 Anja Nobus (Belgium) 3.03
16 Kathy Ingels (Belgium) 3.05
17 Rosa Maria Bravo Soba (Spain) 3.25
18 Annabella Stropparo (Italy) 3.25
19 Susanne Juranek (Germany) 3.42
20 Corinne Sempe (France) 3.44
21 Daniela Bresciani (Italy) 3.56
22 Wendy Simms (Canada) 4.02
23 Veerle Ingels (Belgium) 4.03
24 Rhonda Mazza (USA) 4.08
25 Barbara Howe (USA) 4.11
26 Hilde Quintens (Belgium)
27 Monica Brunati (Italy) 4.16
28 Nicole Kampeter (Germany) 4.22
29 Sue Thomas (Great Britain 4.23
30 Elisabetta Borgia (Italy)
31 Milena Cavani (Italy) 4.25
32 Stacey Spencer (Canada) 4.28
33 Christine Vardaros (USA) 4.50
34 Joyce Vanderbeken (Belgium) 5.07
35 Louise Robinson (Great Britain 5.11
36 Maureen Bruno (USA) 5.19
37 Rocio Gamonal (Spain) 5.35
38 Ayako Toyooka (Japan)
39 Carina Ketonen (Finland)
40 Ruth Moll (Spain) 5.50
41 Mika Ogishima (Japan) 7.25
42 Ikumi Tajika (Japan) 7.56
DNF Britt Jochems (Netherlands)





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