Kristoff regrets 'big risk' after using tubeless tyres in Paris-Roubaix

Alexander Kristoff had a tough day, suffering multiple punctures

Alexander Kristoff barely needed any prompting when he stepped off the UAE Team Emirates bus at the end of Paris-Roubaix . Having won Gent-Wevelgem and finished third in the Tour of Flanders, he lined up for 'The Hell of the North' as one of the favourites but a costly tyre choice effectively ended his race before it really began. Far from angry - more disappointed - the Norwegian admitted that his mistake in equipment scuppered his chances of competing for the win. Kristoff chose to stick with Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 25mm tubeless tyres in conjunction with Campagnolo Bora WTO tubeless-ready wheels that he had raced on throughout the spring. However, on the brutal cobbles of Paris-Roubaix the Norwegian felt that the combination had let him down and that he had made a mistake in selecting them. The Gent-Wevelgem winner suffered three punctures before finally switching to normal tyres but ...

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