As we head into the second half of the season, Caleb Noble and Magda Nieuwoudt are doing good business in the Challenge Family World Bonus standings. After their good performance at Challenge Davos – Nieuwoudt won the race and Noble finished second – they now lead the CF World Bonus standings in the battle for a prize pool of no less than $125.000.
Caleb Noble now leads the standings with 1,050 points and is sure to race again at Challenge Family races this year, strengthening his position. Noble is expected to start at Challenge Sanremo and Challenge Canberra. Noble is now defending a 50-point lead over Thomas Bishop, but the world-class British athlete will soon be back in action as well: in less than two weeks we will see Bishop racing the European Championship Long Distance at Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. Bishop is considered one of the favorites to claim the European titel and Challenge Almere-Amsterdam victory and a good ranking there would put him back in the lead in the Challenge Family World Bonus standings. Frenchman Mathis Margirier is currently third in the standings.
In the women’s standings, Magda Nieuwoudt thus leads the way: after her victory at Challenge Davos, her total of points comes to 1200, considerably more than Lucy Byram who is now second with 980 points. Anne Haug is third with 750 points. Nieuwoudt has already realized several top finishes at Challenge Family races this year and quickly expressed her goal of winning the Challenge Family World Bonus. For now, the South African athlete is putting her money where her mouth is and is strongly in the lead.
Full standings here.