Alexander Kristoff attributes Gent-Wevelgem win to new training approach
Apr 01 2019 03:10 am CET

Alexander Kristoff attributes Gent-Wevelgem win to new training approach
Alexander Kristoff attributes Gent-Wevelgem win to new training approach
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UAE-Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff has shown a strong performance in Gent-Wevelgem by being in good position throughout the race and outsprinting the competitors at the bunch finale.

The Norwegian rider was at the beginning of the race at the front of the pack, then attempted on his own to catch the escapees and still had strong legs to face the final sprint. The rider was the first to launch the sprint and could keep a good gap until the last moment, taking his first victory in a one-day race of the year.

"I remained at the front of the group with Gaviria," Kristoff said. "At 10 kilometres out, we spoke and agreed that I would make this sprint and try to win. In the sprint, I was the strongest and that's even if I was a little bit tired but all the riders at the front of the group raced hard and fast from the start. I pulled out a big win that carries a lot of weight in the spring classics.

"The team has improved a lot and I'm benefiting from the work that I've done with my trainers and with training rides a little shorter but more intense, and the results are starting to show. The change is paying off. I'm also content because I feel my condition is improving and it's a good signal ahead of the Tour of Flanders."






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