Paris-Nice - Soren Kragh Andersen: I almost can’t believe it, but I was really aiming for it today
Mar 12 2020 01:17 am CET

Paris-Nice - Soren Kragh Andersen: I almost can’t believe it, but I was really aiming for it today
Paris-Nice - Soren Kragh Andersen: I almost can’t believe it, but I was really aiming for it today
Paris-Nice

Soren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) has shown an outstanding time trial performance at the fourth stage of Paris-Nice that gave him the day's victory.

The Dane completed the 15.1-kilometre course in 18 minutes and 51 seconds, becoming the first rider to set a time below 19 minutes. The rider spent some tense minutes on the hot seat but as Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe) set a time six seconds slower, he could celebrate this victory.

"To be honest it’s a big relief, I finally got my TT victory, so I’m really happy," said a very happy Kragh Andersen at the finish. "I almost can’t believe it, but I was really aiming for it today. I did my best and my legs felt good, so I’m really happy with the outcome. I don’t like really straight TTs; I also want some hills, technical parts and tempo shifts so it was a super good parcours for me."

"We’re really happy with the overall, all-round performance from the whole team," added Team Sunweb coach Matt Winston. "To get three guys in the top 15 today is a really good result. It was a special performance from Soren. He paced himself well on the climb, thought about his race and really went full gas on the run in to the finish. He was absolutely flying to take the victory. It’s a really nice result today, the whole team are happy with Søren’s win but we’re happy with the overall general way of working and performance from the team too."







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