Alexander Kristoff

Daily News Digest

Kristoff takes stage one of Three Days of De Panne; Kristoff admits surprise at result; Astana duo gunning for general classification win; Cookson pledges action over Antoine Demoitié’s death, but says full facts are needed; Criticism after close calls in Three Days of De Panne; Ag2r la Mondiale DS on Demoitié’s crash: We knew it […]


The Secret Pro: Processing death, race motos, terrorism, extreme weather, and more

What a week for pro cycling. It’s with a heavy heart that I weigh in on so many recent tragic events. I actually had an entire column written for the boys at CyclingTips before the events of the past week changed everything, and put this all into perspective. Of course I’m referring to the deaths of Antoine Demoitié, killed by […]


Milan-San Remo preview: Three riders, three different mindsets

Milan-San Remo is the longest of the five Monuments, and though it may be the easiest of the five to finish, it is also viewed as the hardest to win. In the Palazzo Marino in the heart of Milan, three men spoke with the media — each man a five-star favorite, and each man entering […]


Daily News Digest

Alexander Kristoff wins stage 3 of the Tour of Oman, Boasson Hagen retains the overall lead; Luis Leon Sanchez takes Volta ao Algarve lead with stage 2 win; Nacer Bouhanni into Ruta del Sol lead with stage 2 victory; Giant-Alpecin cancels Omloop Het Nieuwsblad participation; Why Taylor Phinney’s ongoing recovery from injury could make him a better rider than […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of Qatar, three stage wins for Alexander Kristoff; Philippe Gilbert victorious in the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia; Andrei Grivko claims the inaugural La Mediterraneenne; Leigh Howard wins a significantly shortened Clasica de Almeria; USA Pro Challenge cancelled for […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins a second stage at the Tour of Qatar, Cavendish back into the overall lead; Daryl Impey wins his fifth South African time trial title; Boasson Hagen deflated after double puncture costs him the Tour of Qatar lead; Specialized announces layoffs and realignment; Why UCI […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff wins stage 2 of the Tour of Qatar; UCI Discliplinary Commission deems Paolini’s cocaine positive as recreational, will not suspend Katusha; Riders react to Doha Worlds course; Santaromita on Orica-GreenEdge tenure – ‘The longer it went on, the worse it got’; Carmen Small’s Road […]


UCI Disciplinary Commission deems Paolini’s cocaine positive as recreational, will not suspend Katusha

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced Tuesday that its Disciplinary Commission had determined that conditions for a suspension of Team Katusha had not been met. Citing article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, which states that a second case of an adverse analytical finding within 12 months calls for a suspension of between 14-15 days, […]


Appetite for success: Alexander Kristoff wants more after a superb 2015

It’s a measure of Alexander Kristoff’s ambition that, after a year where he took 20 wins and marked himself out as one of the strongest riders in the peloton, the Norwegian looks to step things up even further in 2016. He had a phenomenal run of form, taking 18 victories in the six months between […]


Commentary: Why it’s premature to speak of Ewan and Gaviria taking over as the sport’s top sprinters

The emphatic victories of Caleb Ewan and Fernando Gaviria in the past week have turned the spotlight back on two young riders who had already underlined their talent in 2015. Last Tuesday Ewan easily disposed of his rivals on stage one of the Santos Tour Down Under, biding his time into a headwind before rocketing […]