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Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado solos in Brussels to greatest success

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Corendon-Circus) Sunday in Brussels the seventh round in the DVV Verzekeringen Trophy won. The 20-year-old Dutch took the with almost three quarters of a minute ahead of Loes Sels. Laura Verdonschot finished third at 59 seconds. World champion Sanne Cant crashed, and had to settle with a seventh place, two minutes. She sees her lead in the standings on Sels also firmly dwindle.

Lucinda Brand, highlight of the past few weeks, Marianne Vos, Denise Betsema, Annemarie Sausage and Eva Lechner left Brussels to the left. So could a few other riders their opportunity and so did Del Carmen Alvarado from the start. Cant followed in second position, Sels in third. Already in the first round beat Del Carmen Alvarado, a small sore. At the first passage of the finish line was in the Dominican Republic-born Dutch ten seconds for on Cant. That lead would them in the second round in more depth. Sels, Cant and Verdonschot went with three in the chase, but after two rounds, looked at them from a gap of 31 seconds.

In the third she could came Cant fall when they are on a loopstrook mistrapte. They dropped to the fifth place and could not be more in the front regions to return. In the meantime, reed Loes Sels only on a second place, Verdonschot followed a bit further and felt the hot breath of Katie Compton. The American was in line with the belgian, but put himself offside by a succession of technical faults.

Del Carmen Alvarado achieved her first major victory at the elite. Its last victory dated back to 2016, when she was in China a smaller contest won. However, crowning them this season, already European champion in the promises.

“I had not expected”

Del Carmen Alvarado sprokkelde the past weeks a lot of places, but victory remained. “This is incredibly a lot of virtue. A place on the podium seemed to me to be feasible, but on the victory I had totally not thought of before. I had a small hole in the first round and decided to at my own pace. My lead went on and although I still have a few mistakes made and even the two time fall came, I took yet the victory, with a very beautiful lead. This means a lot for me. It also gives me confidence for the Dutch championship next week.”

There occurs Del Carmen Alvarado in the promises. Last year nekte a crash, her chances at the national championship in Surhuisterveen and drove them from the game. “I hope that this year the title is capable of grasping, the condition is already set.”

With Del Carmen Alvarado knows the regelmatigheidscriterium incidentally, again another winner. In seven games won seven different women: on the Koppenberg won Kim Of the Stone, in Niel was Sanne Cant at the feast, in Hamme if Annemarie Worst cheer, Denise Betsema showed himself the strongest in the sand of the Scheldecross in Loenhout sprinted Lucinda Fire to victory, and Baal was the turn of Jolanda Neff.

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