Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) sprinted to victory in the GP du canton d’Argovie in Switzerland bringing his 2018 tally to four. The European Road Race Champion outsprinted Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) and Marco Canola (Nippo Vini Fantini) for the win.
“This is my fourth win of the season, but normally I’d have more already at this point so I put a lot of weight behind this race,” Kristoff said.
“For me and the entire team it’s important to show our jersey and promote cycling in the UAE – there’s no better way than to win. Thanks to the team for controlling the race and taking me to the final kilometres in the best position for the sprint. And I remembered this final, it was the same as the Tour de Suisse sprint finish in 2013, a WorldTour race.
“The Tour de Suisse is next for me, and so I’m heading there motivated. The race will be hard and with a high-level of rivals, but the goal is to do well like I did in 2013 and 2015.”
1 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 4h18’24”
2 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni-Sidermec s.t.
3 Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo Fantini +0:01