Kristoff not feeling under pressure ahead of Paris-Roubaix

Alexander Kristoff’s track record at Paris-Roubaix is not one that would put him among the favourites on Sunday but the Katusha rider’s recent run of form has placed him overwhelmingly as one of the riders to watch. Since his Tour of Flanders victory, the media attention for Kristoff has visibly spiked, and he was pulled from pillar to post during the Paris-Roubaix team presentation in Compiegne on Saturday afternoon.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.