News | Tour of Slovaquie • September 21, 2019
Kristoff takes podium on last day of Tour of Slovaquie
Third place in Senica for the Norwegian, Bohli 5th in the general standings
UAE Team Emirates finished off a fine Tour of Slovaquie performance with another podium for Alexander Kristoff (photo Bettini), who took third place on the final stage.
The route from Hlohovec to Senica (142.1 km), was taken in a sprint by Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) followed by Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ).
The stage ran as expected with an early break of six riders which was kept under control by the group and neutralized in the final stage of the race.
The stage was set for a sprinting dual on the final straight downhill, which saw a very high-speed sprint where Kristoff was able to do battle with the other top fastmen.
Tom Bohli is 5th in the final general classification, which was won by Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
Simone Pedrazzini, sports director of UAE Team Emirates, commented on the performance at the Tour of Slovaquie for the emirati team: “We were up in the mix on every stage this week and that’s reflected in the results. To achieve this level of consistency is promising for the team going forward.
Kristoff has proven to be in excellent condition, which makes him optimistic in view of the world championships; Riabushenko is also finding great form at this late stage of the season. Bohli’s overall performance was also very positive“.
Stage 4 results
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-Quick Step 3h17’36”
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ s.t.
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
Final general classification
1 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick Step 17h14’21”
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 1″
3 Stefan Kung (Sui) 3″
4 Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team 17″
5 Tom Bohli (Sui) UAE Team Emirates 21″