Lucinda Brand takes Cyclocross World title as Worst falls in final

Britain's Evie Richards finished seventh, a minute behind Brand

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Lucinda Brand topped an all-Dutch podium at the Cyclocross World Championships in Ostend, Belgium, after Annemarie Worst slipped in the final as the pair were neck-and-neck heading towards the finish line.

The pair had dropped Denise Betsema towards the end of the five-lap race, who would eventually finish third, 19 seconds down, as Worst and Brand continued to battle it out.

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