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Kristoff’s wins fourth straight in Eschborn-Frankfurt

Kristoff’s wins fourth straight in Eschborn-Frankfurt

lexander Kristoff’s win in the Eschborn-Frankfurt, despite the number of top sprint rivals, was predicted given his record so far. Today, he continued his streak, adding a fourth consecutive win to his palmarès for UAE Team Emirates. The Emirates team worked hard to give him a 2018 title to add to those from 2017, 2016 and 2014 (2015 was cancelled from calendar), controlling the initial attacks and helping the Norwegian power-sprinter over the difficult climbs. The team closed the final escapees down and Kristoff did the rest.

The historic fourth consecutive win the Eschborn-Frankfurt underlines Kristoff’s command of the race. “This is a race that is particularly adapted to me,” he said. “This edition had more climbing than normal and I knew it’d be harder. In the second loop, I didn’t feel so strong and I was about dropped, but thanks to Troia and Ganna, I was able to hang in there.

“In the last two laps on the traditional circuit, my feelings changed and I began to believe in the win. The team worked very well from the start and in the final with Team Quick-Step to bring in the escapees. In the sprint, the Belgian team took control of the situation until Gaviria made a mistake on the last curve, which certainly helped things.