Kristoff: I know it's only for a day but I'll enjoy the yellow jersey at the Tour de France

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Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

In spite of the UAE Team Emirates' mask, there was no mistaking the beaming smile across Alexander Kristoff’s face as he reflected on his Tour de France stage 1 victory in Nice that earned him the first yellow jersey of his career. 

“I’m 33 years old and have four kids, but I still managed to win at the biggest race in the world, so it gives hope for everyone,” said the Norwegian.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).