Kristoff: Trentin can help make the difference against Van Aert and Van der Poel

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates rides during the GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields cycling race 2515 km from Deinze near Gent to Wevelgem on March 31 2019 Photo by DIRK WAEM BELGA AFP Belgium OUT Photo credit should read DIRK WAEMAFP via Getty Images
(Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alexander Kristoff enjoyed a successful 2020 with a stage win at the Tour de France, a day in yellow and third place in the Tour of Flanders but the 33-year-old believes the addition of Matteo Trentin into the UAE Team Emirates line-up will boost his own Classics chances.

In the last few years, Kristoff has cut an isolated figure for his team in the Spring races - although Fernando Gaviria was instrumental in his 2019 Gent-Wevelgem win - but with UAE Team Emirates recruiting Trentin from the defunct CCC team, Kristoff finally has the foil he has been looking for.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.