Kristoff: My shape is where it needs to be after E3 Harelbeke

A comparison of Alexander Kristoff’s 2014 and 2015 schedules offers a decent illustration of his progress. This day twelve months ago, the Norwegian was at E3 Harelbeke, but only to take part in an exhibition sprint match put on to entertain the crowds on the finishing straight as they awaited the arrival of the main event after an afternoon amid the cobbles and hills of the Flemish Ardennes.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.