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Seventh consecutive podium for Alexander Kristoff

Alexander Kristoff obtained his seventh consecutive podium in the classic Eschborn-Frankfurt (1.UWT) this Sunday, by taking third in the bunch sprint at the end of the first German race of the season.

All day, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux took its responsibilities in the lead of the peloton, united around the four time winner of the event. The teammates of Kristoff controlled the accelerations in the Taunus mountains, closed the gap to the early breakaway before preparing the final kilometers on the local circuit in the heart of the Metropolis.

Kristoff was launched by Biniam Girmay in the final hectometers and sprinted to third, his seventh podium in eight participations. It is his seventh podium of the season and the 21st of the Belgian World Team.

« It's a pity that I couldn't reward the team with a victory today, because my teammates did a fantastic job. We were prepared for several different scenarios, because our strong roster had opportunities in both a hard race on the climbs and in the sprint. I was well surrounded all day, I felt good and was never in trouble on the hills. So after the last climb we decided together that we would work for a sprint. Biniam Girmay helped me in the final hectometers and by launching the sprint, but it was difficult to beat Bennett today and I finished third in the slipstream of a deserved winner. I am happy to return to competition with a podium after a rest period of ten days. »

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