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Cant surprised himself with victory in the German mud

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Sanne Cant has Saturday the Wereldbekercross in the women elite in the German Seven won. The world champion was faster than the British Helen Wyman and the American Katherine Compton. Jolien Verschueren was sixth, Loes Sels ninth. The is for Cant after Waterloo and Bogense, the third victory in the world Cup. She reinforces its leading position in the standings and now has 370 points. The American Kaitlin Keough has a second 291 points behind her name. The Dutch Sophie de Boer remains third with 285 points.

Cant led straight through the pack during the first modderstroken. Wyman took half of the first round the command on and immediately hit a small sore. The British got into the second tour, again in the company of Cant. Behind the leading duo followed Loes Sels and the American Ellen Noble with her compatriot Katherine Compton in the wheel. Ellen Van Loy reed on the sixth place with in her company the Czech Katerina Nash. Compton hurried to the Cant, with Wyman and two laps from the end we got three leaders. Not for long, however. Cant put really like to train and could make a gap. Gradually, she could explore and took it as separated from the rest.

“Normally at this circulation and those with the most power to the front”, she said. “The elderly, say. That Compton and Wyman on the stage end, amazes me. But I still would be better than them, that I had not expected. It was a real find. Where you could drive, where would you walk? I opted mainly for the latter. Otherwise, you got you stuck in the mud. Though I thought a couple of times: ‘why I here to do?’ Then I looked around and sat all the rest of it still on the bike.”

It says a lot about the rising form of Cant. After a win in the American Waterloo in september, in October a very difficult period. “That was mentally difficult,” she says about it. “You’re world champion, you want that sweater to show also. I did, but in the final, wanted it to never succeed. I had one consolation: I knew what the cause was. Stomach and intestinal problems. You see that now also. The problems of the job and it goes a lot smoother. All I trainingsachterstand feel. My real form is not there yet.”

Spanish internship

This pulls them after the cross in Hamme today along with Mathieu Van der Poel to Spain. A thick, ten days of training in the sun. Only in Essen, she makes her comeback. “Matter of the form still to tighten. What will be needed. In december, for example, Marianne Vos back. Against such a hit, you better be armed.” In the world Cup is now already more than a moustache. With three wins after five matches seems to be the final victory already within range. All signs Cant do by myself caveats: “I have a nice head start. But that will be necessary. About three weeks Took it, for years my black beast.”

Iserbyt wins at promises

Earlier in the day was in the men’s promises, the victory is reserved for Eli Iserbyt. He pulled out a separate for Thijs Aerts and Thomas Joseph which we have a full Belgian podium got. Yannick Peeters finished as the fourth, Show Vandenbosch as the sixth and Jelle Schuermans ninth. In the mode, Eli Iserbyt the leadership of Thomas Pidcock. The Brit was in Germany, not at the start.

In the juniors the victory was reserved for the Dutchman Pim Ronhaar. He took it to the Czech Tomas Kopecky and his compatriot Mees Hendrikx. Jarno Belles was fifth. In the position of the world Cup is Ronhaar now only leader.

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