Alexander Kristoff outsprints everyone
The Norwegian pro launched from a perfect position after following the attacking Damien Gaudin and went past him with just under 100 metres to go. No one from the reduced bunch was able to close him down.
Proud to take the win in today’s #gentwevelgem thanks to my teammates in #uaeteamemirates 👊🏻👊🏻#ridetogheter #yearoftolerance @ Wevelgem https://t.co/Qs6b2e9QgI
— Alexander Kristoff (@Kristoff87) March 31, 2019
Elia Viviani wasn’t able to keep Deceuninck-Quick Step’s winning streak going. Despite being well set up by his team-mates, he finished 19th after being blocked. However, the Belgian team did add another major victory last week with Štybar’s triumph at E3.
“I can’t ask more from my guys. Sometimes you have space and luck, and it’s easy, sometimes you position well and in the end you are out the top 10. I’m disappointed for my team and after missing the chance from last year, two chances gone. It’s full disappointment.”
1 Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) 5:26:04
2 John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)
3 Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale)
4 Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)
5 Danny van Poppel (Team Jumbo-Visma)
6 Adrien Petit (Direct Energie)
7 Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)
8 Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe)
9 Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida)
10 Jens Debusschere (Katusha-Alpecin)
Pump it up!
Stage 4 today… our sprinter, @RyanGibbons23, is psyching himself up for today’s climbing stage! 🤔😅 pic.twitter.com/2NBScrmHnC
— Team Qhubeka ASSOS (@QhubekaAssos) March 28, 2019
— Phil Gaimon (@philgaimon) March 26, 2019
Some extra motivation
When you have spent too long at the coffee stop and you have to get home for the babysitter 😅 pic.twitter.com/qi7G0ERjo2
— Lizzie Deignan (@lizziedeignan) March 24, 2019