Lucinda Brand finally grabs gold at Cyclo-cross Worlds

OOSTENDE BELGIUM JANUARY 30 Arrival Lucinda Brand of The Netherlands Celebration during the 72nd UCI CycloCross World Championships Oostende 2021 Women Elite a 146km UCICX CXWorldCup Ostend2021 CX on January 30 2021 in Oostende Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Lucinda Brand of the Netherlands took her first world title in cyclo-cross on Saturday (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After three successive podium finishes at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, 31-year-old Lucinda Brand (Netherlands) finally managed to finish on the top spot on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon in Belgium.

Her hard work to shine culminated with a splendid performance on the demanding coastal course in Ostend. Brand crossed the line solo for the rainbow jersey after a hard-fought battle with compatriots Annemarie Worst and Denise Betsema.

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