Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Deceuninck) completed a weekend double, winning the Troyes World Cup in France just 24 hours after dominating the Merksplas Superprestige race in Belgium on Saturday.
The Dutch woman had to chase Puck Pieterse (Fenix-Deceuninck) in the opening laps but overcame two falls to close the gap and then surge away to victory wearing the World Cup leader’s jersey.
Pieterse was back in action after taking a month’s break but was able to finish well, 21 seconds down on Alvarado.
Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions), Sara Casasola (FAS Airport Services-Guerciotti) and Marie Schreiber (Tormans) fought for the final place on the podium in the final laps, with Brand eventually opening a gap during the final lap.
Full report to follow.
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