Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, the Dutch cyclo-cross rider, will not be participating in the upcoming races in Boom and Flamanville due to illness. Her team, Alpecin-Deceuninck, confirmed in a press release that she is not feeling fit enough to compete this weekend.
The 25-year-old has been having an impressive season so far, finishing on the podium in all eleven races she has participated in, including five wins. Her consistent top performances have placed her at the forefront of both the Superprestige and the World Cup standings. Unfortunately, her illness means she won’t be able to defend her leading positions in these competitions this weekend.
Despite having to acknowledge Lucinda Brand’s superiority in recent World Cup race, Alvarado can look back with satisfaction on her performance in Ireland, where she secured second place in the World Cup of Dublin. This result significantly bolstered her standing in the overall classification.
Riding for Alpecin-Deceuninck, Alvarado has claimed victories in Dendermonde and Troyes this year, finished second in Maasmechelen, third in Waterloo, and most recently secured another second place in Dublin. These achievements have accumulated a total of 165 points in five races, putting her 63 points ahead of her closest competitor, Zoe Bäckstedt.