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Team USA Recap: Americans hit Belgian CX circuit with Multiple Top-10 Finishes and Three Podium Spots

By: Anne Stein  January 09, 2023

We recap the latest in American bike racing from the past three weeks (December 16 - January 8)


Exact Cross Mol-Zilvermeercross: Mol, Belgium

(December 23) – In a race that kicked off a busy holiday week, national champion Clara Honsinger(EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) placed 8th in the elite women’s race, while David Thompson (Finkraft Junior Cycling) took 10th in men’s juniors in Mol, Belgium.

Complete results here

UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Gavere, Belgium

(December 26)Clara Honsinger (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) placed 6th and U23 National Champion Madigan Munro (Trek Factory Racing) placed 12th in the women’s elite race in Gavere.

Complete results here

Superprestige Heusden-Zolder: Belgium

(December 27) – American cyclists packed the top-10 in a tight men’s junior race at Heusden-Zolder, with Daniel English (Bear CX) placing 4th, Andrew (AJ) August (Finkraft Junior Cycling) coming in 5th, and Magnus White (Boulder Junior Cycling) and David Thompson (Finkraft Junior Cycling) placing 7th and 8th.

Complete results here

Superprestige Diegem: Belgium

(December 28)Clara Honsinger (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) placed 16th in the elite women’s race and Eric Brunner (Blue Competition Cycles p/b Build) was 21st among elite men in the 6th race of the 8-race Superprestige series, held at night under the lights in Diegem, Belgium.

Complete results here

Exact Cross Loenhout-Azencross: Loenhout, Belgium

(December 30)Magnus White (Boulder Junior Cycling) placed 6th and David Thompson (Finkraft Junior Cycling) was 7th at the last pro CX race of 2022. In the women’s elite race, Madigan Munro(Trek Factory Racing) placed 11th, missing out on a top-10 placing by a second.

Complete results here

X20 Trofee Baal - GP Sven-Nys: Baal, Belgium

(January 1) Clara Honsinger (EF Education-TIBCO-SVB) took her third top-10 spot in a week, placing 6th in the elite women’s race on New Year’s Day in Belgium, followed by Madigan Munro(Trek Factory Racing) who placed 10th.

On the junior side, Americans had six top-10 placings, with Vida Lopez de San Roman (Bear National Team) earning a spot on the podium (3rd), followed by junior national champion Kaya Musgrave (Bear CX), in 4th.

Daniel English (Bear CX) led the way on the junior men’s side, placing 4th, followed by Miles Mattern (CX Hairs Devo/Trek), David Thompson (Finkraft Junior Cycling), and Magnus White, (Boulder Junior Cycling), who placed 5th, 6th and 7th.

Complete results here

X20 Trofee Herentals: Herentals, Belgium

(January 3)Vida Lopez de San Roman (Bear National Team) and Kaya Musgrave (Bear CX) captured top-10 spots on the women’s junior side for the second time in three days, placing 5th and 9thin round 4 of the X20 Trofee series. Ian Brown (Bear CX) placed 5th in the junior men’s race.

Complete results here

X20 Trofee Koksijde – Vlaamse Duinencross: Koksijde, Belgium

(January 5) – In round 4 of the X20 Trofee series, Americans packed the top-10 in men’s juniors, led by David Thompson’s (Finkraft Junior Cycling) podium spot (3rd). He was followed by Andrew (AJ) August (Finkraft Junior Cycling) 5th, Daniel English (Bear CX) 7th, and Miles Mattern (CX Hairs Devo/Trek) rounding things out in 10th.

Complete results here

Superprestige Gullegem: Belgium

(January 7) Haylee Johnson (Finkraft Junior Cycling Team) captured a podium spot in the junior women’s race, placing 3rd at round 7 of the Superprestige CX series. She was followed by Elsa Westenfelder (Team Stampede) in 8th.

National Champion Curtis White (Steve Tilford Foundation), placed 10th in the elite men’s race.

Complete results here

UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Zonhoven, Belgium

(January 8) – At the UCI’s first World Cup CX race of the new year, Vida Lopez de San Roman(Bear National Team) placed 9th and Samantha Scott (CompEdge Racing) took 10th in the junior women’s race. On the men’s junior side, Daniel English (Bear CX) placed 9th. For Lopez de San Roman and English, it was their third top-10 placing in a week.

Complete results here