Brand fined for Superprestige pit incident that impeded Alvarado

BOOM BELGIUM DECEMBER 06 Podium Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Lucinda Brand of The Netherlands and Team Telenet Baloise Lions Denise Betsema of The Netherlands and Team Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal Celebration Mask Covid Safety Measures Flowers during the 6th Superprestige Cyclocross Boom 2020 Women Elite De Schorre Boom Superprestige2021 SPBoom SuperprestigeCX on December 06 2020 in Boom Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Ceylin Alvarado finished second behind Lucinda Brand in Boom (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Lucinda Brand claimed the victory in the fifth round of the Telenet Superprestige in Boom on Sunday but it came at a cost: the Telenet-Baloise rider earned a fine of 120 Swiss Francs for an incident in the pits that impeded world champion Ceylin Alvarado.

Alvarado led the pair into the pits to get a fresh bike on the penultimate lap but Brand came over the top to get to her mechanics, then discarded her muddy bike in front of Alvarado, causing the Alpecin-Fenix rider to lose her stride.

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