“I found the first two laps were quite tough to get to the front, but then I got into my stride. I think I was the strongest rider in the race, I had more power on the climbs and I could use that to get rid of Van der Heiden. And on the second try, it worked. From then on, I wanted to ride alone because I know it feels really good when you cross the line alone."
-Ceylon del Carmen Alvarado
"Today I was not even in the race. I was in a different race. Not the best day, but it's a hard course. Already half the race I was felling it. All the sprints out of the corners are quite hard. In the end, I knew it wasn't happening."