Annemarie Worst of Team Steylaerts 777 confirmed her great form in the third World Cup race in Bern with an offensive riding style. The 22-year old from the Netherlands already had made the podium a couple of times and also won the race of the Super Prestige series in Gieten/NL.
In Bern she also was in at the head of the race, in the second lap of the Weyermannshaus course the former U23 World Champion had advanced to the very front. Previously Marianne Vos got the best start and had taken the lead, followed by Sanne Cant and Katherine Compton.
Then, from the head group, Vos attacked and opened a gap that only Annemarie Worst could close in the fourth of six laps. After her followed Katherine Compton, a little further behind Sanne Cant (IKO-Beobank), Ellen van Loy, Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado and Worst‘s team mate Alice Maria Arzuffi.
Up to the final lap the two Dutch riders rode in front together, with Worst trying to make the race more difficult for seven-time World Champion Vos by attacking repeatedly. When Vos attacked, Worst at first was able to follow but eventually had to let go. After the finish line, yet, she was able to smile again as the season went very good for her so far.
In the sprint for fourth place Sanne Cant prevailed over Del Carmen Alvarado. Also on STEVENS Super Prestige, Alice Maria Arzuffi of team Steylaerts 777 finished among the top ten in 8th place.