Kristoff wins Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt

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In a repeat performance from 2014, Team Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff won again on Sunday in the one-day Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt, sprinting in for the victory after just over five hours of racing. It was the seventh win for Kristoff in the 2016 racing season. 

“This was my first race in some time and I was not quite ready for it, just like in 2014 when I also won. I am in the process of building up my training for later results, so it is logical that I had it hard in the first part of the race. I suffered from cramping on some of the local laps and was dropped on the climbs – and two times Slava Kuznetsov brought me back, one time all by himself. He did an amazing job. In the end, I was still there and could be patient. Slava brought me to the front in the last kilometer and then Alexey Tsatevich took over. He did a perfect lead out for me. It was hard with the head wind. I was afraid I had started too early, but I kept my speed until the end”, said Alexander Kristoff.

Joining Kristoff on the podium in Frankfurt were Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Etixx – Quick Step) and Sam Bennett of Bora-Argon.

Alexander Kristoff will next race in the Amgen Tour of California.

Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt 2016 results:

1 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)


2 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Etixx – Quick-Step)


3 Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon 18)


4 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise)


5 Yves Lampaert (Etixx – Quick-Step)


6 Tom Devriendt (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)


7 Pawel Franczak (Veranclassic-Ago)


8 Maurits Lammertink (Roompot – Oranje Peloton)


9 Bartlomiej Matysiak (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


10 Fabian Wegmann (Stolting)


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