Fem van Empel (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) powered from a lead group of three riders to win the second spherical of the UCI World Cup in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Sunday. Lucinda Model (Baloise Trek Lions) completed second and Annemarie Worst (777) pale on the ending straight to put third.
Worst solely noticed the entrance of the race on the finish of the race, main the dash earlier than the ultimate turns. Then Model took a short lead however Van Empel made the ultimate move for the victory on the pavement. For a second week in a row, the 20-year-old World Cup chief outsprinted Model for the win.
It was a heat and sunny day within the Ozark Mountains in north-west Arkansas, and in a single day rains turned the dry and dusty course from Friday’s OZ Cross C1 contest right into a extra cheesy floor.
Hélène Clauzel (AS Bike Racing) took the opening shot adopted by Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Fenix), and the duo set the tempo for the primary half lap. Coming by the zig-zags previous the pits and onto the large climb of the Walmart Stairs, Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) rode on the entrance with a small hole to Inge van der Heijden (777).
There have been 4 chasers on the second lap who trailed by 15 seconds, Annemarie Worst (777), Lucinda Model (Baloise Trek Lions), Clauzel and Fem van Empel (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal). Making an attempt to catch on to the chase had been Alvarado, who had dropped again as a result of a problem along with her chain, and Clara Honsinger (EF Schooling-TIBCO-SVB). Alvarado used the second move on the steps to move Clauzel.
It was a bunch of 5 Dutch riders – Betsema, Van Empel, Model, Van der Heijden and Worst – amassed on the entrance to tackle a 3rd lap. By the point the quintet started the lap, Alvarado and Clauzel had latched onto the again of the bunch, Betsema setting the tempo. A half of a lap later, Alvarado needed to cease within the pits to vary her bike for a second time, leaving a niche of virtually 5-6 seconds from the leaders.
Whereas Alvarado was capable of make a reference to the leaders on the fourth lap, Honsinger and Manon Bakker (Crelan-Fristads) trailed in eighth and ninth positions, respectively, 19 seconds again. On the entrance, Model attacked on an extended uphill climb on the filth, Van Empel holding her again wheel, however a small hole forming for the duo with Betsema chasing solo in third.
On the fifth time across the circuit, Betsema made contact with Model and Van Empel for a trio on the entrance, seven second forward of the 777 pair of Worst and Van der Heijden. Within the twisting part within the woods, Betsema appeared to drop her chain, which broke her momentum and as soon as again on the bike she was again into chase mode once more, this time with the 777 teammates.
There was only a six-second hole to the three chasers as Van Empel and Model hit the penultimate lap, Clauzel 14 seconds again and Alvarado 16 seconds again. Van Empel attacked by using over the boundaries, instantly placing distance between her and Model, however the former World Champion reeled her again.
It was a bunch of 5 Dutch riders who regrouped for the ultimate lap, Model charging on the entrance. Van Empel attacked on the technical part of the course, wanting again to see that solely Model and Worst adopted. The rostrum was set and the medals up for grabs.
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