Women’s World Cyclo-Cross Championship


Nikki Harris 4th in Women’s World Cyclo-Cross Championship as title goes to France’s
Pauline Ferrand Prevot

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Women’s World Cyclo-Cross Championship

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Britain’s Nikki Harris was 4th in the 2015 Women’s World Cyclo-Cross Championship won by France’s Pauline Ferrand Prevot, the World RR Champion. Sanne Cant of Belgium was second in the sprint for the title with former World Champion Marianne Vos 3rd.


L-R: Sanne Cant (2nd),  Pauline Ferrand Prevot, and Marianne Vos (3rd). Pic PelotonPhotos.com

Nikki Harris (4th) said afterwards to Paul Burgoine, “I’m happy but also disappointed, because third was so,so close. I tried everything today and as soon as it started snowing, I thought this is going to be a fun race. I gave it everything and didn’t have anymore to give”

“I hope a lot of people watched the race and definitely thought it was exciting, I am just so happy”


Nikki Harris leads Helen Wyman. Photo Paul Burgoine.

Bronze medalist last year, Helen Wyman was 7th in 2015. She told Paul “I had a good start and the plan was to stay out of trouble. This isn’t my type of course and it was getting icier by the minute which doesn’t work to my advantage.”

“I was slowing down a bit too much at the end. I closed the gap on the third lap to the front group but then they just rode away again, maybe I didn’t take enough risks. But maybe this is the best I can be in these conditions and the best I have done in these conditions.”


Amira Mellor. Nikki Harris leads Helen Wyman. Photo Paul Burgoine.

Junior, Amira Mellor, was delighted saying “Oh that was hard”. The conditions kept changing and it felt a lot icier in the final laps. My back wheel was all over the place. I fell off a few times. It’s a bit surreal being here, I never thought I would have been picked. It’s so nice to be here and experience the whole thing. It’s been amazing today and amazing year.”

Hannah Payton “Yeah, that was fun, a great atmosphere but unfortunately I was in three crashes, none of them my fault. Its very annoying when it’s not your fault, I just want to enjoy the rest of my races and my time in Belgium.”


Close sprint for the title. Pic: Paul Burgoine


Hannah Payton, 34th. Pic: Paul Burgoine


Amira Mellor (28th) during the Women’s race. Pic: Paul Burgoine

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