Kristoff: We can be proud of what we've achieved in the Classics

Alexander Kristoff celebrates his win in Scheldeprijs
Alexander Kristoff celebrates his win in Scheldeprijs (Image credit: Getty Images)

Alexander Kristoff kept the wins flowing during what has undoubtedly been Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert's best spring campaign to date on Wednesday, soloing to victory at Scheldeprijs to win the race for the second time in his career.

The Norwegian's victory, Intermarché's fourth of the year, comes less than two weeks after his teammate Biniam Girmay sprinted to the team's biggest Classics win since 2016 at Gent-Wevelgem.

Kristoff, who attacked 7.5km out on Scheldeprijs' final cobbled sector rather than rely on his sprint in the small lead group, said later that he and his team can be proud of their spring regardless of what comes later this season.

"We are having a very good season at the moment," he said in the post-race press conference. "No matter what happens during the rest of the year, I think I can already say that in any case, we can be proud of what we have achieved at least during this period of the Classics.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.