Team Sunweb’s Lucinda Brand had secured her first cyclo-cross victory of the season today, whilst riding Zilvermeercross in Mol.
The race came down to a battle between three, as Lucinda and two others took an advantage over the remainder of the field. Lucinda went on to claim back a deficit and eventually fought off her remaining companion to take the victory.
After the race Lucinda said: “I didn’t have a strong start but I felt really confident on the difficult sand sections. I tried to use this to my advantage to come back and in the second lap I’d already moved up to second and could quickly take over the race lead but there was still a battle between myself and another rider. She is a strong runner so could take time back on those sections but I could recover well and with two laps to go I kept increasing my advantage. I’m really happy with my first cyclo-cross victory of the season.”