Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado wins women's Cyclocross World Championships 2020 as Dutch dominate

Three Dutch riders broke away early to guarantee an orange podium but it was the 21-year-old who won the sprint finish

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado wins the 2020 women's cyclocross world championships (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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21-year-old Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado is the 2020 women's cyclocross world champion, beating two of her compatriots as the Dutch dominated the race in Dübendorf, Switzerland, and took all three podium spots.

Alvarado, Annemarie Worst and Lucinda Brand broke away shortly after completing the first of five laps, but nothing could separate the three Dutchwomen until the final few hundred metres.

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