Kristoff Wins Milan-San Remo

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03/24/2014| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill
Milano-San Remo winner Alexander Kristoff on the podium with Fabian Cancellara and Ben Swift Fotoreporter Sirotti

Kristoff Wins Milan-San Remo

#MSR Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) is the first Norwegian to win Milan-San Remo.

of the Norwegian’s career. The Katusha man put it down to teamwork. “The team did incredible work,” he said. “Katusha was absolutely amazing during the entire race. Each of my teammates was great. Luca Paolini helped me a lot in the final to get a good position for the sprint."

"It was a very difficult and unpredictable sprint. A sprint after 300 km is different from one after 200 km. Normally, I don’t lose much power even on a long stage. I saw Cavendish, who started his sprint, so I started mine, too. For the last 150 meters I had super power and was able to hold the others off. I was super happy when I saw I’d taken the win. It was the best moment in my life. Right now I’m enjoying this moment and I’m super happy. It’s the highlight of my career. “

Paolini echoed Kristoff’s statement. He said, “I feel like a winner too. Alex wins not just thanks to me but to the entire team. They protected us throughout the day. He’s fast. When I saw he was still there on the Poggio, we gave everything for him. I was happy to work for him.”

Kristoff will appear in other classics. Will he have the success that he had today? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!

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