Zoe Bäckstedt wins Hexia Cross in Gullegem

The Hexia Cyclocross Gullegem was all about flooding. The organizers had already adjusted the course on Thursday, but it remains very difficult. There are still a few bends that are under water and provide a real spectacle.

In the absence of Fem van Empel, Lucinda Brand or Puck Pieterse, the women were mainly looking at defending champion Ceylin Alvarado, but the Dutch had a real off day. Alvarado quickly fell behind and gave up. She reportedly suffered from back pain.