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Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado triumphs in Gullegem

Elite women: Gullegem -

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Fenix) claimed her 11th win of the season after she beat her fellow Dutchwoman Yara Kastelijn (777) in a two-up sprint after they had duelled at the front for the bulk of the race. Shirin van Anrooij took third place ahead of American Rebecca Fahringer and Ellen Van Loy.

Kastelijn set the tempo at the very outset and only Alvarado could match her initial acceleration, beginning a head-to-head tussle that would endure all the way to the finish as the gap to Van Loy, Van Anrooij and Fahringer opened immediately.

Fahringer chased gamely on the second lap but was unable to bridge across to the Dutch pairing up front. Alvarado, winner of the GP Sven Nys two days ago, piled on the pressure in the later part of the race, but Kastelijn battled to remain in contact all the way to the finish.

Alvarado tried to kick her clear once again on the final lap, but Kastelijn swiftly closed the gap. The European champion finally had to relent in the sprint, however, where her fellow countrywoman Alvarado proved too quick.

In the race for the final step of the podium, 17-year-old Shirin van Anrooij underscored her potential when she won her duel with Fahringer.

 

Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned) Corendon-Circus 0:47:25
2Yara Kastelijn (Ned) 777 0:00:01
3Shirin Van Anrooij (Ned) 0:00:30
4Rebecca Fahringer (USA) 0:00:39
5Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:01:49
6Manon Bakker (Ned) Experza pro Cx 0:01:58
7Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Iko-Crelan 0:02:04
8Loes Sels (Bel) Iko-Crelan 0:02:16
9Clara Honsinger (USA) 0:02:32
10Marion Norbert Riberolle (Fra) Experza pro Cx 0:02:56
11Alicia Franck (Bel) Experza pro Cx 0:03:17
12Joyce Vanderbeken (Bel) 0:04:31
13Lindy Van Anrooij (Ned) 0:04:59
14Kim Van de Putte (Bel) 0:05:27
15Axelle Bellaert (Bel) 0:06:14
16Emily Werner (USA) 0:06:29
17Tessa Zwaenepoel (Bel) 0:06:51
18Siobhan Kelly (Can) 0:07:04
19Maria Larkin (Irl) 0:07:24
20Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:07:35
21Ishbel Strathdee (GBr) 0:07:45
22Rebecca Gross (USA) 0:08:03
23Laure Michels (Bel) 0:08:14
24Lara Defour (Bel) 0:08:38
25Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) 0:08:50
26Nele De Vos (Bel)
27Turner Ramsay (USA)
28Connie Hayes (GBr)
29Michelle Geoghegan (Irl)

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