Last 12 months, Alexander kristoff was not removed from winning his second Tour of Flanders. Behind the untouchables Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), the Norwegian had settled the dash for third place. Lacking assist ultimately, the leaders UAE-Team Emirates have strengthened the Flemish sector by recruiting the skilled Matteo Trentino. “With Matteo I now have an additional teammate in the final who can hopefully make a difference“, mentioned the 33-year-old sprinter in an interview with Cyclingnews.
Video – Kristoff: “Not 100% sure to be in the Tour de France”
Between the goals set by Matxin to win the Grand Tours with Tadej Pogacar and weigh in large sprints with Fernando Gaviria, Alexander kristoff hint his approach with UAE-Team Emirates since 2018 always providing victories. “I always dream of winning great races, but if I don’t have this level, I hope I can still help the younger generation to achieve great victories in the team. In 2015, I felt unbeatable and felt that everything was going my way. I won about 20 races that year. I hope I still have good years, but it might be difficult to win this season“, he develops.
His participation within the Tour de France: “We will see if I have a place or not”
Winner of the primary stage of the Tour de France 2020, Alexander kristoff doesn’t but have the certainties of being on the Grand Départ of Brest June 26. “The Tour’s long list has 11 names so it’s not 100% sure I’ll be there, he admits. We have the winner from last year, so we’ll try to defend that with Tadej. We will see if I have a place or not. If I’m there, I’ll definitely try to win stages and help protect it, and participate in stages when I get the chance. If I go to the Tour I probably won’t have a lot of support in the sprints so maybe it will be like in 2020. […] It’s a bit of a gamble if you’re alone on the Tour, but 2020 has been a success and if I’m lucky enough to be on the Tour, I’ll be very happy. “