Alvarado has to try something
I know, right? Worst and Brand have beaten her every time in sprints whether she was in 1st or 2nd wheel.That's the first time I've seem Alvarado beat Worst in a sprint !
Yes, you could already see it before the final lap. When it got technical she always got dropped and had to catch up with her super engine.Nice racing. Worst and Alvarado in an own class when it came down to technique. Brand has a massive engine but that’s not enough.
Which is how it should be; otherwise you'd have road racers turning up and overpowering everybody. The technical parts should always have a say in off road cycling; skills/ technique as well as power. Saying that, Brand does have the right boss to help her technique.Nice racing. Worst and Alvarado in an own class when it came down to technique. Brand has a massive engine but that’s not enough.
Yes, Worst looked like she was easily handling the few attacks, and just making sure she was there to win the sprint, as expected. Maybe Alvarado was saving herself, which was brave given the history of finales between the three of them.That last lap was great.
I don't know if Worst looks more disappointed or angry on the podium - check that, she definitely looks more angry. Reminds me of Cant that year PFP won. Actually, Worst looks even more upset than that. I'm sure she assumed it was hers when it came down to a sprint.
I kinda wanted Alvarado to win but I thought Worst looked like the best rider today.
Van der Heijden is defending champion, but it might be the most open category. A Dutch win isn't a given here.Who's the favourite for the U23 women?
Forgot Bakker was still U23.Van der Heijden is defending champion, but it might be the most open category. A Dutch win isn't a given here.
Netherlands: Inge van der Heijden, Manon Bakker
France: Norbert Riberolle
Hungary: Blanka Vas
Great Britain: Anna Kay
USA: Katie Clouse
Canada: Ruby West