Lucinda Brand wins the GP Sven Nys

DENDERMONDE BELGIUM DECEMBER 26 Lucinda Brand Nedand Team Baloise Trek Lions celebrates at finish line as race winner during the 2nd Dendermonde UCI CycloCross Worldcup 2021 Womens Elite CXWorldCup UCIcyclocrossWC on December 26 2021 in Dendermonde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions) (Image credit: Getty Images)

World champion Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions) won the GP Sven Nys, her third win in the X2O Trofee series, getting the better of Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Fenix) after a close battle at the front of the race.

The top two were separated by four seconds after 44 minutes of racing, while series leader Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) finished in third place, 37 seconds down.

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Brief results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lucinda Brand (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions 0:44:28
2Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:04
3Denise Betsema (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:37
4Annemarie Worst (Ned) 777 0:01:15
5Fem van Empel (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:32
6Sanne Cant (Bel) Iko-Crelan 0:02:08
7Blanka Kata Vas (Hun) SD Worx 0:02:20
8Maghalie Rochette (Can) Specialized-Feedback Sports 0:02:25
9Clara Honsinger (USA) Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld 0:03:01
10Katie Clouse (USA) Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld

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