Marianne Vos claims 'unbelievable' eighth cyclocross rainbow jersey after closely fought battle with Lucinda Brand

Vos had to leave it up to the sprint to best her compatriot

Marianne Vos
(Image credit: Getty)

Marianne Vos claimed an eighth cyclocross world title after a tough fight against compatriot Lucinda Brand, only the sprint for the finish line able to separate the pair and crown Vos world champion.

“This is really unbelievable. You don't often think back on your career towards a World Championships. I really can't believe it," Vos said after her victory.

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