Alexander Kristoff's '50 per cent success rate'

Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff has won on nearly half of the days he's raced so far in 2016 and is now eyeing classics success

Alexander Kristoff at the 2016 Tour of Oman (Credit: Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

When Alexander Kristoff sprinted to stage six victory at the Tour of Oman yesterday it was to notch up his fifth win of the season. This statistic is even more impressive when one considers yesterday was just his 11th race day of 2016. A strike rate nearing 50 per cent is impressive in any sport.

The Norwegian has begun 2016 in much the same manner he did last year, when he seemed unstoppable, especially in the spring. Last year he had 15 victories by the end of May, including the Tour of Flanders and the General Classification at the Three Days of De Panne, where he won three of the four stages.

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