Posted by Editoress on 01/30/10
Sun is still shining in Tabor and it has warmed up a bit (0 C), but the wind has added some chill
Coverage of the 2010 Cyclo-cross World Championships provided with the support of Shimano
58 riders take the start with 1 Canadian Jared Stafford.
A long steady line of riders at the start.
8:05 am - Pawel Szczepaniak (Poland) has the lead with a slight gap over teammate Marek Konwa. 2 Belgians are chasing at 3 sseconds as they head to the end of the first lap
Lap 2 (8:07)
Leaders cross the line with a gap of 5 sec on the Belgians.
8:09 am - Tom Meeusen (Belgium) has moved into 3rd and Arnaud Jouffroy (France) is 4th. Polish duo are extending their gap
8:13 am - Stafford is sitting near the very back
It is now 3 riders from Poland in the lead with the addition of Kacper Szczepaniak, Jouffroy 4th, Meeusen now 5th
Lap 3 (7:50)
As they start the 3rd lap they will have 5 to go. 3 Polish still leading with Jouffroy 4th at 5 sec, Meeusen 5th at 8 sec
8:19 - Over the barriers and Jouffroy is closing on the Polish trio. Meeusen is chasing hard
8:20am - Pawel Szczepaniak attacks and has 3 seconds on his countrymen
8:23: Heading to the end of the 3rd lap, Szczepaniak's gap is holding
Lap 4 (7:43)
8:24am - Pawel Szczepaniak, Kacper Szczepaniak and Marek Konwa at 6 sec. Jouffroy 4th at 15 sec, Meeusen 5th at 17 sec. Arnaud Grand (Switzerland) 6th at 35 sec
8:26 am- Meeusen has caught and passed Jouffroy, but they don't seem to be making ground on the Polish riders ahead
8:30 Heading to the end of lap 4- Pawel Szczepaniak riding strong
Lap 5 (7:45)
8:32 am - Pawel Szczepaniak, Kacper Szczepaniak at 9 sec and Marek Konwa at 15 sec. Meeusen now 4th at 36 sec, Jouffroy at 37 sec. Elia Silvestri (Italy) 6th at 1:05, Arnaud Grand (Switzerland) 7th at s.t.
8:38am - Kacper Szczepaniak has caught his brother Pawel. They head to the line with a gap of 20 sec on Marek Konwa.
Lap 6 (8:06) 2 to go
8:39 am - The brothers cross the line together. Konwa at 18 sec. Meeusen 4th at 30 sec, Jouffroy at 40 sec. Grand at 57 sec, Silvestri at s.t. Tijmen Eising (Netherlands) at 1:05, Sascha Weber (Germany) at s.t.
8:45am - Pawel Szczepaniak has regained the lead and has 4 sec on his brother Kacper. A tiring Meeusen has been caught by Jouffroy
Last Lap (7:45)
Pawel Szczepaniak, Kacper Szczepaniak at 15 sec, Konwa at 35 sec and Jouffroy at 37 sec
8:49am - Jouffroy has caught and passed Konwa for 3rd place.
Stafford has moved up a couple spots but is still well back and has been lapped by the leader on the last lap
8:53 am - Jouffroy is reeling in 2nd place Kacper Szczepaniak - it is going to be close
1 Pawel Szczepaniak (Poland) 55:57
2 Kacper Szczepaniak (Poland) at 0:20
3 Arnaud Jouffroy (France) 0:21
4 Tom Meeusen (Belgium) 0:45
5 Marek Konwa (Poland) 0:56
6 Arnaud Grand (Switzerland) 0:58
7 Robert Gavenda (Slovakia) 1:00
8 Sascha Weber (Germany) 1:01
9 Tijmen Eising (Netherlands) 1:20
10 Matteo Trentin (Italy) 1:33
28 Zach Mcdonald (United States Of America) 3:08
29 Daniel Summerhill (United States Of America) 3:09
lapped Jared Stafford (Canada)
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