Lately and during the pandemic, the absence of the athlete due to COVID has become a completely normal thing. In addition to COVID, injuries have always been the reason for the absence or even the end of a career. This time it is Weldrijdster Alvarado, which has some other problems Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado is a Dominican-born Dutch cyclist, who currently competes in cyclo-cross for UCI Cyclo-cross Team Alpecin–Fenix has to miss the start of the Superprestige and the World Cup.
The 23-year-old Dutch, reigning European champion, has a "bad blood picture", according to her team Alpecin-Fenix. It is obvious that the health problems that Alvarado has are serious and that she will have to rest until she is completely healthy and ready to continue the season.
The season will require strong physical and mental readiness, so it is necessary for Alvarado to be healthy and ready to influence the rest of the season. "The team has therefore decided to postpone her motocross campaign for a few weeks and to prioritize optimal training and rest until she is fully competitive again," Alpecin-Fenix reported on Saturday.
Alvarado started her season in the field last week in the Belgian coastal town of Bredene. The 2020 world champion finished ninth in the Ethias Cross, almost one and a half minutes behind winner Denise Betsema. Even then, she showed off her lavish talent and skill, and it is obvious that we can expect better performance from Alvarado.
The team hope this type of break will not affect her and her performances
Complete blood count (CBC)
A complete blood count (CBC) subsequently showed that Alvarado has a bad blood count. According to Alpecin-Fenix, it explains her "under-performance" in Bredene.
The Superprestige series starts on Sunday in Gieten, Drenthe, where Alvarado was the fastest last year. The World Cup season will start next week in the United States, with three cyclocross races on American soil. Unfortunately, Alvarado will have to temporarily stop the season and focus on his recovery, which will certainly not be easy.
The current diagnosis will not only be a problem for her, but also for the entire team, which will be weakened without an important link. Still, we hope to see her soon on the bike roads, where she will show the potential and knowledge she possesses, because a rider like Alvarado is needed by this sport, and therefore we wish her a speedy recovery.