After a beautiful day in Fayetteville, the heavens opened completely just before the race. The track became more and more greasy. Kata Blanka Vas hadn’t counted on that. She left energetically, but didn’t get a set of Rhino tires in time and sank a bit.
Marianne Vos also went full speed immediately after the start, while Brand needed some time to get up to speed. But halfway through the opening lap she found a connection at the front. She went out with Vos, but after a push from the world champion, Vos didn’t wait. Brand had to pull out all the stops to jump to that wheel again.
She managed to do that and the two seemed to be fighting another exciting duel in the final round. But the spectacle failed to materialize because Vos crashed in a descent and had to change bikes. For example, Brand drove alone to win the World Cup.
The podium was also too ambitious for Vos after the late fall. Betsema and the American Honsinger passed her. The Belgians did not appear in the play. Alicia Franck was 17th, Sanne Cant only 25th.