UAE Team Emirates build team around Kristoff for Tour of Flanders - News Shorts

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) on the Koppenberg

UAE Team Emirates has built their team around Alexander Kristoff for Sunday's Tour of Flanders. The Norwegian won the 2015 edition ahead of Niki Terpstra in a two-up sprint. He may not be on the list of favourites this year but he will aim for another strong performance. "I won't be the favourite for Flanders, but the recent classics here in the north pushed my level higher, so I hope to be one of the protagonists," Kristoff said in a team press release. Although he is lacking in Classics success this season, he has had winning results in the early-season stage races at Tour of Oman and Abu Dhabi Tour. He was also fourth at Milan-San Remo. "It doesn't matter if I arrive at Flanders without any 'big' win because this is 'the race' and anything and everything can happen." UAE Team Emirates roster for Tour of Flanders: Alexander Kristoff, ...

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