Alexander Kristoff Strikes Again, Cancellera Retains Oman Lead

Al Mussanah, Oman, Feb 19, 2015 (AFP) - Norway's in-form Alexander Kristoff, who picked up three stages last week in Qatar, came out on top in a bunch sprint to Thursday's Tour of Oman third stage. The Katusha rider was followed home by Italian duo Andrea Guardini and Matteo Pelucchi at the end of the 158.5km ride around Al Mussanah Sports City. "The team is good, our 'work rhythm' … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Surprised By 2nd Tour de France Win

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN NIMES, France, July 20, 2014 (AFP) - Norwegian Alexander Kristoff admitted he was surprised to win Sunday's 15th stage of the Tour de France over 222km from Tallard to Nimes. The 27-year-old said he had expected German pair Marcel Kittel and Andre Greipel to beat him but they came home 11th and fourth respectively in a wet sprint finish. Kristoff, who … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan The Bridesmaid Again At Tour de France

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN SAINT-ËTIENNE, France, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - Peter Sagan finished second for the fourth time at this Tour de France as Alexander Kristoff won Thursday's 12th stage. Sagan now has seven top four finishes and has come home in the top 10 nine times out of 12 stages but has yet to win one this year. Once again the 24-year-old was just pipped in a … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Out Sprints Fabian Cancellara At Milan-SanRemo

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 23, 2014 (AFP) - Norwegian Alexander Kristoff outsprinted former champion Fabian Cancellara and Ben Swift to win a rain-lashed 105th edition of the Italian classic Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Kristoff, taking his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monument' one-day races, benefited from the good work of team-mate Luca Paolini in a 20-up dash for … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Brings Victory To Team Katusha In Oman

Alexander Kristoff earned his first victory of the season as well as the first for team Katusha in the 2014 racing season, pulling out a definitive sprint win in the second stage at the Tour of Oman, 139 km from Al Bustan to Quriyat. - In the final I started a little bit early with 500 meters to go. After a rider passed me, I took his wheel and with 200 meters I started again. I just … [Read more...]

Kristoff Sprints To Victory At Tour of Switzerland Stage 5

LEUGGERN, Switzerland, June 12, 2013 (AFP) - Norway's Olympic road race bronze medallist Alexander Kristoff won the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Wednesday as Mathias Frank maintained his hold on the leader's yellow jersey. The 176.4km ride from Buochs to Leuggern finished as expected in a bunch sprint despite a four-man breakaway staying out in front for most of the … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Stage 1 At Tour de Pologne

31 July, 2011 - Marcel Kittel is the winner of the first stage in the 2011 Tour de Pologne. In keeping with tradition, the first stage has thus launched a “new name” in international cycling, who has just earned his first victory in a World Tour race on the roads of Poland. The young German rider from Team Skil Shimano is in his first pro season. In a heated final sprint in Warsaw he crossed … [Read more...]

Cavendish Wins First Stage Of Tour of California

LOS ANGELES, California, May 16, 2010 - Britain's Mark Cavendish used a finishing sprint in the first stage of the 2010 Tour of California to seize the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday. The 10-time Tour de France stage winner edged out second place finisher Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank) of Argentina while Norway's Alexander Kristoff (BMC) was third in the 168 kilometre road stage from Nevada … [Read more...]

Kristoff Third, Hincapie Crashes At Stage 1 At Tour of California

Alexander Kristoff of the BMC Racing Team finished third on Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California to earn the Best Young Rider jersey Sunday while teammate George Hincapie crashed in the dash to the line. Landed On Back And Head Hincapie landed on his back and head, leaving him sore but with minimal road rash. "Tom Boonen went down and I rode over his bike," the U.S. national champion said. … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Ready For Success In California

U.S. national champion George Hincapie and Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff will hunt for stage wins while the BMC Racing Team will look to Hincapie and Swiss Steve Morabito for the overall at the Amgen Tour of California. Race Begins Sunday BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the eight-day, 1,304-kilometer race suits Hincapie, a stage winner here in 2006 and 2008. "If … [Read more...]