Cyclocross rider Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado won the third Superprestige competition at Merksplas in Belgium with force majeure. The Rotterdam van Alpecin-Deceuninck rode alone in the lead almost from start to finish and took its second win of the season. This brings her back to the level with which she mastered cyclocross between 2019 and 2021.

Alvarado (24) was already the best in Niel’s Superprestigecross more than a week ago. It was his first victory in a year and a half.

Denise Betsema was second in 18 seconds, third place was for Inge van der Heijden.

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