January 12, 2006 – Knowlton, QuÃ©bec’s Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld/Louis Garneau) continues to make significant progress towards her goal of success at the Cyclocross Worlds, scheduled to take place January 28-29, in Zeddam, Holland.
Bessette is currently ranked 7th overall in the UCI World Cup Cyclocross Series, the first Canadian woman to achieve such a ranking. Her recent performances – 2nd at the 59e Grand Prix du Nouvel-An in PÃ©tange, Luxembourg, 3rd place at Hooglede-Gits in Belgium, and 12th in Hofstade, Belgium – have helped her to rocket up in the standings.
Bessette is preparing for the Cyclocross Worlds in tandem with training as a member of Team T-Mobile at their training camp in Mallorca, Spain for the beginning of the European road season. T-Mobile’s early season racing plans include the Geelong Tour in Australia, the Tour of New Zealand.
UCI Cyclo-Cross Rankings – Elite Women
As of January 3rd, 2006
1. VAN DEN BRAND Daphny (NED ) 1590
2. VOS Marianne (NED) 1145
3. KUPFERNAGEL Hanka (GER) 1010
4. SALVETAT Maryline (FRA) 993
5. HORMES-RAVENSTIJN Reza (NED) 813
6. HOLLMANN Birgit (GER) 809
7. BESSETTE Lyne (CAN) 801
8. WYMAN Helen (GBR) 732
9. LEBOUCHER Laurence (FRA) 585
10. TRIQUET-CLAUDE Nadia (FRA) 584