News | Giro d'Italia | Ronde van Vlaanderen October 18, 2020

A solid Kristoff takes podium at the Tour of Flanders

The Norwegian takes bunch sprint behind leading duo

Alexander Kristoff took another podium at the Tour of Flanders (winner in 2015 and third in 2019), once again demonstrating his strength when it comes to racing the ‘Ronde’. The Norwegian won the sprint from the group of favourites at the finish line, after the duo of Van Der Poel and Van Aert, first and second respectively, finished a handful of seconds ahead of the group.



Alexander Kristoff: “It was a good day and I’m happy to have made the podium. I had to do a very long sprint due to Asgreen’s attack, but still managed to hold-off Turgis and Lampaert. The front two had another gear today, they were the strongest. This is my favourite race and I’ve managed to get a lot of great results here over the years.”
Ever thought you could bring the two escapees back? “No, I have been in the front in Flanders several times and you can take advantage of the slipstream of the many motorcycles around you. They would’ve had to have watched each other a lot more and played cat and mouse in the finale if we were to come back. They were the strongest on paper and they proved to be the strongest on the road today too ”.

Tour of Flanders results

1.Matthieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) 5:43:17
2.Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) s.t
3.Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) s.t




Giro d’Italia stage 15 results

1.Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) 4:58:52
2.Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) +2’’
3. Jai Hindley (Sunweb) +4’’
15. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +2’43’’



Giro d’Italia general classification after stage 15


1.Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) 59:27:38
2. Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) +15’’
3. Jai Hindley (Sunweb) +2’56’’
11. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +4’29’’