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Kristoff Comes of Age
18 Jul, 2014
Alexander Kristoff has been banging on the door of greatness all season after an impressive win in Milan San Remo at the start of the year the Norwegian can now add Tour de France Stage winner to his palmares.  With Peter Sgan being the nearly man of the tour it was looking like stage 12 into Saint Etienne may be the sprint finish that turned the tables but with the line fast approaching and Kristoff not dying Sagan was pushed into second place once again.
Itís a great feeling. Iíve been dreaming about this day since I was a child. Iíve had some second places this year and also last year, but to finally achieve a first is fantastic. My teammate Luca did a great job keeping me in the front and then at the end I also had Porsev but we lost each other in the last corners so I was sitting on (Matteo) Trentin for the last 500 meters. I was waiting and waiting but then I saw (John) Degenkolb go and knew I had to go also. I was so happy when I saw no one could pass me. We will have some champagne tonight but tomorrow is a hard stage so we wonít have too much of a party, - said 27-year old Alexander Kristoff
Big loser of the day was the man nicknamed the gorilla Andre Greipel, The German fastman from Lotto Belisol too a tumble just 3.5km out from the finish getting his handle bars tangled up with the popular Sylvain Chavanels, the German was clearly not happy and made his feelings known to the Frenchman as they pedalled slowly toward the finish. 

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The new viking Alexander Kristoff

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