Nancy Van De Ven Scores Podium Finish During Home GP At Valkenswaard

Nancy van de Ven mastered tough conditions to finish on the podium during her home GP at Valkenswaard. After finishing second in the frist race, she followed that up with a strong third in the second race, which yielded her third overall. 

Heavy rain on the Thursday night before the GP made for soft underground during the first riding sessions on Saturday. The track was treacherous with deep ruts. Nancy mastered the tough conditions, and posted the second fastest qualifying time. 

After a good start, she shot into the lead of the first race.  She lost a position during the first lap, but kept the leader in her sights. She just could not get into an attacking position, and finished the race in a close second spot. In the second race, Van de Ven launched into fifth position. She quickly moved up to second, but a mistake cost her valuable time. She had a tough struggle with Courtney Duncan for the second spot, but alas  lost out to finish third. 

With 2 -3 finishes, Van de Ven was third overall for the day. She is currently fourth in the world standings, 12 points adrift of the lead.

Overall WMX Valkenswaard:
1 Larissa Papenmeijer 45 Pnt
2 Kiara Fontanesi 43 Pnt
3 Nancy van de Ven 42 Pnt
4 Courtney Duncan 40 Pnt
5 Shana van der Vlist 31 Pnt

World Championship Standings WMX:
1 Courtney Duncan 90 Pnt
2 Larissa Papenmeijer 85 Pnt
3 Kiara Fontanesi 80 Pnt
4 Nancy van de Ven 78 Pnt
5 Lynn Valk 66 Pnt

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