"Made a lot of little mistakes along the way" - Perfectionist Lucinda Brand insists there is more to come after second straight UCI World Cup win

Lucinda Brand was successful at the UCI World Cup for the second successive week on Sunday afternoon in Flamanville. Despite this however, Brand wasn't totally content with her own performance.

“Although I didn't feel as good today as last week, it was still good enough," the Baloise - Trek Lions rider reflected in her post-race interview. "I didn't have the flow of last week in Dublin, and I also had a less good start. I shot off my pedal. I also made a lot of little mistakes along the way.”

Having been neck and neck with Marie Schreiber to start with, Brand's experience began to show as she kicked clear during the middle laps to finish comfortably in the lead. "I was able to provide enough power on the power strips. I was able to make a hole and then hold it. I knew I had to remain patient after my poor start. Fortunately, I was able to move up again fairly quickly,” she assesses.

“The ideal track had become a deep groove. It worked a few times, but once it didn't go well. I think I had a stone in my pedal," she concludes, referencing a scary moment on the final lap where she almost went down. "That almost went wrong and it could have been even worse, but fortunately it all went well.”

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