Worst comes off best at European Cyclo-cross Championships

The podiunm [L-R] Marianne Vos, Annemarie Worst and Denise Betsema

Annemarie Worst led home a dominant Dutch team at the UEC Cyclo-cross Championships , winning her first major title at elite level. The 22-year-old beat her heavily decorated compatriot Marianne Vos with Denise Betsema making it an all-Dutch podium. Defending champion Sanne Cant (Belgium) battled hard but could not break the Dutch stronghold and had to settle for fourth place. "I can’t believe it, it was such a hard race. In the final three laps I was riding in the first place and every lap I was trying to get away. In one of the last laps, I went and I thought I had to go all the way," Worst said afterwards. There were some cameo appearances from other nations but the elite women’s race at the UEC Cyclo-cross championships would prove to be a competition between the Netherlands and Belgium. The race would be contested over five laps of ...

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