Kristoff: I'm lucky to be home

Alexander Kristoff on the podium after winning stage 2 at Etoile de Besseges
Alexander Kristoff on the podium after winning stage 2 at the Etoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Although the start of the 2020 racing season has been postponed until August 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Norwegian Alexander Kristoff is counting himself lucky to be at home when he should have been racing the Giro d'Italia: he and his wife are expecting the birth of their twins any day now.

"I have to admit, on a personal level, this coronavirus is not so bad for me. Normally I would be racing in the Giro, but my wife was in the hospital last week because the delivery was coming," Kristoff told Sporza. "She has slowed down for a while, but I am now lucky enough to be home before the birth."

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