No regrets for Annemarie Worst on silver medal at Cyclo-cross Worlds

OOSTENDE BELGIUM JANUARY 30 Annemarie Worst of The Netherlands 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
Dutch rider Annemarie Worst managed the sand along the beach but settled for the silver at 2021 Cyclo-Cross Worlds (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

For the second year running, Annemarie Worst fell short of the rainbow jersey at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. In Dübendorf, Switzerland last year, the Dutch rider was beaten in the sprint by compatriot Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. This time around, a late crash after contact with eventual winner Lucinda Brand (Netherlands) took away her chance to sprint for the victory in Ostend, Belgium.

Accepting defeat in Switzerland was very difficult, where she was disillusioned and burst into tears. None of that happened one year later. Worst congratulated Brand with a smile and was pleased with her second place.

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