Alexander Kristoff

Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 16

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Kristof Ramon There was was no fairytale Tour de France ending for Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) on Monday in Berne, the Swiss rider’s hometown, as Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the Stage 16 victory out of a select group, in a photo finish. The peloton had to navigate a …

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Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line

BERN, Switzerland (CT) – It’s a cruel reality of bike racing that a stage of more than 200km can be decided by mere centimetres. That the difference between success and defeat can be less than 0.00001% of a race’s total distance. And for the loser, the pain of defeat is only compounded when that loss …

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In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France

There was was no fairytale Tour de France ending for Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) on Monday in Berne, the Swiss rider’s hometown, as Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the Stage 16 victory out of a select group, in a photo finish. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second by mere centimetres and Sondre Holst Enger (IAM) finished third. Cancellara was …

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Aru solos to Dauphine stage victory with late-race attack, Contador retains yellow

Fabio Aru’s tough spring season, marred by illness and poor fitness, triggered rumors that Astana teammate Vincenzo Nibali might share GC leadership at the Tour de France, even after winning the Giro d’Italia in May. On Wednesday in Tournon-sur-Rhône, Aru showed he’s deserving of the team’s faith after a sensational solo victory on stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine, springing …

Bouhanni punches through to take Dauphine field sprint

It was only fitting, on a day that saw Nacer Bouhanni head-butt sprint rival Alexander Kristoff, that the amateur boxer turned professional cyclist would throw punches in his victory salute and then dedicate the stage to recently deceased former heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali. Bouhanni, who was relegated at Paris-Nice for an irregular sprint, escaped penalty after he …

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Pro bike: Alexander Kristoff’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Team Katusha sprinter and one-day specialist Alexander Kristoff stormed to victory in stage 7 of this year’s Amgen Tour of California, just edging out Peter Sagan as the race arrived in Santa Rosa. US tech editor James Huang took a look at the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX that took him to the line. Flying the …

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Cavendish takes sprint finale in Sacramento, Alaphilippe seals California victory

The final finish line of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California delivered two winners — Mark Cavendish freelanced his way to a sprint win ahead of Peter Sagan, while Julian Alaphilippe sealed his victory on the general classification exactly one year after losing the California overall on the final stage due to time bonuses. “It’s just …

Kristoff wins a wild one in Santa Rosa as Alaphilippe defends California lead

SANTA ROSA, CA (CT) — Race leader Julian Alaphilippe was isolated, alongside four BMC Racing riders including second-place Rohan Dennis, after only 60 kilometres. World champion Peter Sagan was alone, at the front of the race, with 60 kilometres to go. The possibilities seemed endless halfway through Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California, a …

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Amgen Tour of California stage 7 video highlights

Alexander Kristoff sprinted to his first ever victory in the Amgen Tour of California just ahead of Peter Sagan in a sprint finish in downtown Santa Rosa. Click here for the full report and results from stage 7 of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California.

King of the breakaway: Cannondale on top at Amgen Tour of California

American Ben King (Cannondale) took a thrilling victory in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California into Santa Clarita, as the remnants of the stage’s breakaway narrowly survived the fast-closing peloton. The win had a much deeper meaning for King after he had to battle back from a broken leg in January suffered during …

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