Monday, April 6, 2015

Ronde van Vlaanderen: Winning Big

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) claimed his ninth victory for the 2015 season, it was also the ninth victory for Katusha.  Poor Niki Terpstra (Etixx Quickstep) didn't have the legs to get away from the Norwegian and knew full well he would have very little chance of out sprinting the fast man from Katusha.  Terpstra had ridden very smart forcing his rival to stay on the front for the final two kilometers, but even that didn't weaken the on-form Kristoff.  The pair were also smart enough not to play to much cat and mouse strategies knowing full well that Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo) were riding as hard as they could less than half of a minute behind.

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