(procycling.en): The collection outside of Tarragona has Alexander Kristoff planned season their together with the management of the UAE Team Emirates.
It has meant that he has had to swallow several camels. In spite of this, is, as usual, a friendly 31-year-old procyling.en get hold of via telephone from Spain.
Kristoff wanted originally to ride Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in early march, but has instead given in to the team's desire to help Fernando Gaviria during the UAE Tour in the same period of time.
See the preliminary sesongplanen to Kristoff in the bottom of the article!
He also put away the idea of running the Giro d'italia, as the team staff had a desire to pose as ’strong as possible’ during the Tour de France, and it again means Gaviria and him in tandem.
The same applies under the "generalprøven" in the Tour de Suisse:
I considered the giroen, but there are two races they want to set the best possible layer to it, and there is the Tour de France and the UAE Tour. I was strongly wanted in both places, and are going to have to do it they had not made a wish. It is all about Fabio Aru in the giroen, and then it becomes a little more mixture of the asked and a summary of the tour. A bit like we had it in years, " says Kristoff to procycling.no.Considering vueltaen
Ironically enough, had enough this year's edition of treukersrittet passport Stavanger-man better after Gavirias of the arabs on the team, then there was the slaughter among the sprinters on the 12.-stage at Alpe d'huez.
Just kolombianeren, André Greipel and Dylan Groenewegen smoke out on the time limit here, which again was to pave the way for nordmannens triumph down the Champs-Élysées ten days later.
as far As I have read me until there is not monsterbakker á la Alpe d'huez at the start of the tour next year, so I looks to me that he is able to hang out with for quite a long time. It can give a little bit of a boring Tour de France for me, for as long as he hangs with, I must help him. It goes like we hope, for we trust he may be to go for the green jersey, so is it weird if I also asked. But it is the way it is when they have taken a sprints which is a notch sharper than me.
In august Kristoff rather be to see to the start of the vueltaen, but it is far from finally settled.
They said that when I had to jump off in the course of the first two weeks, because they had rules that you couldn't run more than 85 days of UCI racing in the course of a season. But I've not seen the profiles from there yet. If there is only bakkefinish’is there in the beginning, there's no point for me to go down there. If there are many flat sprints, I travel down that spurtkaptein - but it is the world cup oppkjøringa, so it has no purpose to be left in the grupettoen, alerts him.– as long As everything goes as normal, it is the Tour de France I'm going to run
Also in conjunction with the world cup oppkjøringa is the shear in the sea. Dan Martin and the Norwegian expressed the desire to run the Tour of Britain, but the UAE have problems with setting the four teams during the period, which also contains vueltaen, WorldTour-rittene in Canada and a small number of Italian endagsløp.
- Vueltaen and the Italian endagsløpene can work okay, if not I'm going to run the Deutchland Tour (in late august/september).Vårklassikerne is the key
the UAE-the collection has so far consisted of more testing and less rigorous training than Kristoff had wanted to.
With Gavirias of the arabs and the outgoing contract, vårklassikerne the most important period in the saddle for him in a long time.
Where is it namely about to blow themselves up on avisforsidene with name and photo, in the hope of obtaining good forhandlingskort before 2020.
- It is that which primarily motivates me is to do a good klassikerperiode. When will I get good offers from many teams, and when is actually the situation resolved. When can I switch teams if I want it, or to remain for a good price. The goal is to perform as good as possible from the start. It is kjipere if I don't manage it, then I'm going to run more like opptrekker beyond and thus get fewer chances to run into own results.Kristoff as opptrekker
And although it may sound like he stands with hat in hand and agree dikteringene from the team's sporting management, then do not match it completely.
That he tries to set up with a opptrekkerrolle in the UAE Tour, Tour de Suisse and ultimately the Tour de France, is also about that the team doesn't have better options.
We do not really have some really good leadout in the team. The capacity deficiencies the team and it is they have to get into, for both of us. I have said from that I'm going to see after offers from other teams if they don't get the order on it, so will see what offers, and other opportunities that pop up next year. I will the time still run their own chances and believe I am among the 10 best sprinters in the world. Two of my biggest triumphs this year, Abu Dhabi Tour and victory on the Champs-Élysées, came also on a flat surface.
- So when you see the opportunity that you can do two apps, even more independent of each other?
- Yes, it can be fine to continue here if we get into opptrekkere. Elia pisa with the " lamp and Gaviria distributed rittene between them in Quick Step, and there are plenty of races to take off. The way it is now, then we lose really the opportunity to run into good results in giroen by both to run the tour. I realize that they want the best possible results in the tour, and I realize also that he (Gaviria) need help from the one who can give him the best possible support, " says Kristoff.
- And how are you as opptrekker?Wiggins: - the Case was meant to destroy me
- No, I know not, for I have not tried much to me as it before. But usually so they tend to act as a good opening for the rider that is on the rear wheel my, so then I get to continue to do it, " says Kristoff, and laughs.Will that made working for him in Sanremo
as of now is therefore the key in the 2019 season, his in the to make it good between Milan-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix, and he is also in time to secure even a little freer scope exactly in the period.
- I want to be in shape for Milan-Sanremo, and I feel really that it is the race I am best in. Gaviria will also be there, but he has yet to beat me. I'm going to require that they run for me there, since I have better results than him there each and every year. It comes a bit depending on the løpsutvikling, but it will be a bit easier for me to give him back in the Tour de France if he helps me, " says Kristoff.
- Have you told it to Gaviria?
We've talked a little bit about it, yes. He is a little laid back and just says that we can see how it is. He is a relaxed type, but I have got a good impression of him. He says what he thinks in conversations with the team. To me, he says that if he is better, so we are running for him. If not, it is the opposite. It has not been so much more than that. He has shown that he is faster than me in the past, but not in Sanremo.
What says the team?
- I have vented to them that I would like to have my chance there, so we'll see what it turns into. It is the team staff, who determines how it should be run. There is nothing set yet, and it may show up damage and experience other things, so we'll just see.
Alexander Kristoffs preliminary sesongplan:
the Tour of Oman
the UAE Tour
The Forehead? the
E3 Binck Bank Classic
Dwars door Vlaanderen
Flanders around the
the Tour of Norway
the Tour de Suisse
Tour de France
La Vuelta / or Deutchland Tour **
the world cup in Yorkshire
** Høstprogrammet is still a little unclear
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