This morning we had video on-bike video from Saturday’s Cyclo-Cross World Cup in Milton Keynes shot from the bike of Belgium’s Sven Nys – this evening, we have action from the women’s race, with front and rear cameras attached to US star Katie Compton’s bike.
Compton finished the race second in a very hard fought sprint finish with Belgium’s Sanne Cant, with Great Britain’s Nikki Harris third.
In this video, the host country’s other big hope for a home win, Helen Wyman, can be seen having a fall just before the 1-minute mark.
The chute effectively put paid to the British champion’s challenge for the podium places, although she would make up enough ground to finish eighth.
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