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Re: UAE Tour
« on: February 25, 2019, 21:35 »
Before the race #uae Kristoff sounded a bit worried about his leadout abilities, as he had not done one since his very early days at Katusha, but it worked out pretty well. He launched Gaviria at the right time, and no one was able to get past.

And then, there are those who say Kristoff doesn´t have to practice leadouts, he has done some of the best - without even trying  :P
The strange behavior award today goes to #quickstep *dk Mørkøv who didn´t notice he positioned Kristoff perfectly or forgot they´re not in #katusha anymore.

On a more serious note I,think it is personally important for Kristoff that he sticks to the deals he has made, if the boss decides he will leadout, that is what he will do. He is unlikely to do an Edvald Boasson Hagen-quality effort, referring to what Hagen did in the Doha world championships - sneak away from it and ride for his own chances. Kristoff seems to hold himself to a higher standard. His feud with Hagen after Doha more or less forces him to do so. He will do all he can for his team to win the way the team wants him to.

Speaking of Doha, the little Norwegian prince Aladdin still likes to play in the sand, it seems. Great to see the former U23 #rainbow #sky Kristoffer Halvorsen up there with the big boys now, as symbolized on the slow motion replay by the disappointed face of #katusha Marcel Kittel in the background as Halvorsen crossed the finish line behind #lotto Caleb Ewan.
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