Nationality: Norway
Date of birth: July 5, 1987
Height: 181cm
Weight: 78kg
Team: Katusha

With the pure sprinter starting to become a rare breed, Alexander Kristoff is a fast man with more to his repertoire than just a ferocious sprint.

Like John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), the Norwegian is as comfortable in the Classics as he is sprinting it out on the flat terrain in stage races.

While he took an impressive bronze medal at the Olympic Games road race in 2012, Kristoff’s real launch to prominence came in 2014, when he scored a first Monument win at the Milan-San Remo along with two stages at the Tour de France.

Since then he’s only seemed on the up. Second in San Remo in 2015 behind Degenkolb was swiftly followed with a second career Monument win at the Tour of Flanders in a season which saw him consistently podium in many of the races he entered.

Major results: Milan-San Remo 2014 | 2x stages Tour de France 2014 | Tour of Flanders 2015

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