During the next World Cup rounds Compton doesn’t expect to have the same problem as she’s staying in Europe. “We’re staying in Europe until January. In between I’m doing a training camp in Majorca and after the World Cup round in Rome I’m heading back to the USA for nationals in Madison. If I need to come back for Hoogerheide (the final World Cup round on January 20) I will but If I can skip it I would like to.”
There’s a chance Compton might stay in the USA and the return to competition of world champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank Women) plays an important role in this. Vos’ return to competition benefits Compton’s ambitions for the World Cup in two ways. First, having missed the first three rounds due to the later start of her ‘cross season Vos is too far behind to contend for the overall World Cup win, as earlier seasons have showed. Second, there’s little chance for Compton’s other rivals to earn maximum points on a given occasion."