Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Deceuninck) fought by way of the mud and rain to win the Merksplas Superprestige race, extending her run of cyclocross victories to 3.
Lucinda Model (Baloise Trek Lions) challenged Alvarado as she continued her comeback however errors within the rain in the end price her valuable seconds and he or she completed 26 seconds behind.
Marion Norbert Riberolle (Crelan-Corendon) fought with Annemarie Worst (Cyclocross Reds) to complete third at 52 seconds.
“It was a extremely arduous race, not solely as a result of climate situations but additionally in regards to the race itself with the riders,” Alvarado stated put up race.
“I might be actually pleased about this victory as a result of I fought arduous for it. I am pleased with that one.”
The four-lap race began quick, with Model taking an early lead as Alvarado was compelled to chase, caught behind different riders.
Alvarado was six seconds down on Model after lap 1 however she closed the hole as Model struggled and misplaced pace on a technical, muddy descent part.
Alvarado surged previous into the lead and opened a 15-second lead.
Model was in a position to cut back the hole on lap 3 however Alvarado accelerated on the fourth lap and to safe her third consecutive victory.
Virtually a minute behind Model, Norbert Riberolle and Worst fought arduous for third. Worst appeared stronger however then Norbert Riberolle made a decisive late assault to take third place.
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