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The 2016 European Cyclocross Championships women’s race in Pontchâteau, France extended 2016 World Champion Thalita de Jong’s winning streak and proved she’s the one to beat when the stakes are highest.

2016 World Champion Thalita de Jong keeps on winning, adding the 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships title to her rapidly-growing colleciton. Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

2016 World Champion Thalita de Jong keeps on winning, adding the 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships title to her rapidly-growing colleciton. Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The Dutch champion added the 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships to her rapidly-growing title collection on Sunday, distancing her rivals and teammates.

Caroline Mani leading the chase of the leading three. 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships, Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Caroline Mani leading the chase of the leading three. 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships, Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

The U.S.’ adopted-Frenchwoman Caroline Mani was aggressive, clawing her way back to the front and sprinting Lucinda Brand for second. She would finish third.

Lucinda Brand happy with her second place and the Netherland's 1-2. 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships, Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Lucinda Brand happy with her second place and the Netherland’s 1-2. 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships, Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

We’ve got a full photo gallery of the women’s race below, along with a full race video and two highlight videos. Consider this your opener for Tuesday. Warm up those ears to the Euro names before tomorrow’s Koppenberg live coverage.

The Pontchâteau location is no stranger to top-level cyclocross, having hosted a stop on the World Cup circuit.

Full 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships Elite Women’s results are here.

See the 2016 UEC Cyclocross Championships men’s race photo gallery and videos here.

2016 European Cyclocross Championships – Elite Women’s Highlight Video:

2016 European Cyclocross Championships – Elite Women’s Highlight Video #2:

2016 European Cyclocross Championships – Elite Women’s Full Race Video:

2016 European Cyclocross Championships – Elite Women’s Photo Gallery:

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De Jong ready to put the power down while Brand lets the gap open. 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships, Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

De Jong ready to put the power down while Brand lets the gap open. 2016 UEC European Cyclocross Championships, Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

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