Tour of Flanders - Alexander Kristoff: I have high morale after these races
Apr 08 2019 05:23 am CET

Tour of Flanders - Alexander Kristoff: I have high morale after these races
Tour of Flanders - Alexander Kristoff: I have high morale after these races
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UAE-Team Emirates' Alexander Kristoff was the fastest of the chasers at the Tour of Flanders. The group fought in a final sprint in which the Norwegian was the fastest, finishing like this in the third position of the race.

One week after taking the victory at Gent-Wevelgem, the Norwegian champion showed once more to have a good form by staying with the favourites' group for most of the race. The rider survived the tough climbs of the Belgian Monument and sprinted to the third position, crossing the line 17 seconds behind the race's winner Alberto Bettiol.

"It could have seemed like the race was very tactical but, as far as I'm concerned, it was a race that was always run on the limit," Kristoff commented. "I came to the foot of the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg for the last time with very tired legs and I was a bit surprised to see that I was able to stay with the main group, there I realised that they were all very tired. The situation worked better than I could have imagined and I tried to take advantage of it.

"The result makes me happy, I have a good shape, I have high morale after these races, I can count on a team that is racing well and I hope that these conditions will recur in a week in Paris-Roubaix."




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