“Keep calm, don’t make mistakes, and you will get there.” -Ceylin Alvarado

Such words are not only great racing advice, but insightful life advice coming from the young, Dutch cyclocross star.

After falling just short to Emily Kachorek (Squid Bikes) at the Yanqing Station race of the 2016 Qiansen Trophy cyclocross race, Ceylin Alvarado (Kleur Op Maat – No Drugs) took an early lead and never looked back at the second stop, winning the UCI C1 Qiansen Trophy Cyclocross race in Fengtai.

Cyclocross Magazine‘s Ricoh Riott caught up with Alvarado after her win, and she was all smiles after her C1 win, as the race went closely to plan:

“I felt if I could take the lead from the first moment, it could be defended, so I did and it was!” -Alvarado

Keep your eye on this up-and-coming cyclocross talent, as she has her eye on the Women’s Youth race at the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships.

See the full interview in the video below, and see our ever-growing 2016 Qiansen Trophy cyclocross coverage from China here as we publish more interviews and bike profiles from the races in the Far East.