Kruijswijk Balances Form At Tour De Suisse With Tour De France On His Horizon

Steven Kruijswijk of The Netherlands and Team LottoNL-Jumbo

You have to go back 15 years to find the last rider to win the Tour de Suisse who then went on and finish on the podium at the Tour de France in the same season. Steven Kruijswijk ( LottoNL-Jumbo ) is experienced enough to know that peaking in June is not the same as making a mark a month later in the greatest race of all. The Dutchman, now 31, is targeting the GC at the Tour de France for the first time in his career, and he's using Suisse as his final race tune-up before the Grand Depart in July. There is still almost a month before the curtain is raised at the Tour, and Kruijswijk is looking to strike a balance between racing competitively over the next week and finding that extra few per cent for his main objective later in the summer. On Saturday, the two-time ...

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