Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Corendon-Circus) claimed the victory at the DVV Verzekeringen trofee Hotondcross in Ronse on Saturday. The Dutch rider soloed to victory by 21 seconds ahead of her compatriots Annemarie Worst and Yara Kastelijn (777 teammates).
Alvarado opened a gap early on in the women's 45-minute race, as riders around her crashed, bobbled or suffered untimely mechanicals. Italy's Eva Lechner was the first to go down, and in the chaos, Alvarado found an opportunity to take the race lead and open a gap on her rivals.
The riders spread apart during the first lap and as they crossed through the finish line for the first time, Alvarado held a 19-second lead over Worst, 29 seconds over Kastelijn and 42 seconds ahead of Sanne Cant (Iko-Crelan). Those time margins between Alvarado, Worst and Kastelijn continued to grow through the following laps.
Cant, however, made up significant ground on Alvarado during the subsequent laps but crashed and ended up finishing in fifth place, just behind Evie Richards (Trek) who finished in fourth place.
Worst remains in the lead in the DVV series rankings, 1:02 ahead of Alvarado and 57 seconds ahead of Kastelijn.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned) Corendon - Circus||0:45:20|
|2||Annemarie Worst (Ned) 777||0:00:21|
|3||Yara Kastelijn (Ned) 777||0:01:12|
|4||Evie Richards (GBr) Trek Factory Racing Cx||0:01:45|
|5||Sanne Cant (Bel) Iko-Crelan||0:02:22|
|6||Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) 777||0:02:35|
|7||Kim Van De Steene (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex||0:02:37|
|8||Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions||0:02:50|
|9||Eva Lechner (Ita) Creafin – Fristads||0:03:17|
|10||Marion Norbert Riberolle (Fra) Experza Pro Cx||0:03:31|
|11||Laura Verdonschot (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal||0:04:32|
|12||Kata Blanka Vas (Hun)||0:05:03|
|13||Geerte Hoeke (Ned)||0:05:36|
|14||Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Iko – Crelan||0:06:02|
|15||Aniek Van Alphen (Ned)||0:06:07|
|16||Kim Van De Putte (Bel)||0:08:38|
|17||Jana Dobbelaere (Bel)||0:09:28|
|18||Susanne Meistrok (Ned)||0:10:11|
|19||Corey Coogan Cisek (USA)||0:10:28|
|20||Famke Van Waterschoot (Ned)|
|21||Jolien Verschueren (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal|
|22||Kätlin Kukk (Est)|
|23||Ishbel Strathdee (GBr)|
|24||Michelle Geoghegan (Irl)|
|25||Guzel Akhmadullina (Rus)|
|26||Siobhan Kelly (Can)|
|27||Nele De Vos (Bel)|
|DNF||Loes Sels (Bel) Iko – Crelan|
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Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits news and writes features. Currently the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten coordinates global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.
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