Team Sunweb’s Dutch cyclo-cross champion Lucinda Brand displayed strong form ahead of next weekend’s world championships with an impressive win at the Hoogerheide world cup today, conquering a muddy course to ride away from the competition and take her third world cup win.
Brand said: “My start was good but the first half a lap was a bit difficult and frustrating because I kept crossing my line with other riders. Luckily I could calm down and get some space to ride my own lines and come back to the front. I tried to recover a bit before pushing it again to see what happened and as soon as I got a small gap I just continued to focus on increasing it and staying out of danger. For sure I’m super happy with the victory and I’m already looking forward to next weekend.”