Nationality: Norway
Date of birth: July 5, 1987
Height: 181cm
Weight: 78kg
Team: Katusha

With the pure sprinter starting to become a rare breed, Alexander Kristoff is a fast man with more to his repertoire than just a ferocious sprint.

Like John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), the Norwegian is as comfortable in the Classics as he is sprinting it out on the flat terrain in stage races.

While he took an impressive bronze medal at the Olympic Games road race in 2012, Kristoff’s real launch to prominence came in 2014, when he scored a first Monument win at the Milan-San Remo along with two stages at the Tour de France.

Since then he’s only seemed on the up. Second in San Remo in 2015 behind Degenkolb was swiftly followed with a second career Monument win at the Tour of Flanders in a season which saw him consistently podium in many of the races he entered.

Major results: Milan-San Remo 2014 | 2x stages Tour de France 2014 | Tour of Flanders 2015

Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 3 of the 2015 Tour de San Luis from Mark Cavendish and Sacha Modolo

The 11 most surprising wins of 2015

Often when such riders win you simply think ‘good for them’ and think they deserve the win for their hard work. But sometimes a rider performs well beyond expectations on…

Alexander Kristoff wins stage two of the 2015 3-Days of De Panne

Alexander Kristoff extends contract at Katusha

Alexander Kristoff has ended speculation about his future by extending his contract at Russian team Katusha at least until the end of the 2016 season. Kristoff’s coach Stein Orn recently…

Alexander Kristoff wins in the 2015 Tour of Flanders (Watson)

Could Alexander Kristoff move to Team Sky?

With Alexander Kristoff’s contract at Katusha up at the end of the season, rumours are already circulating as to where he will ride in 2016. The Norwegian’s incredible start to…

Tour of Flanders 2015

Mavic wheels go U-shaped

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Alexander Kristoff wins the 2015 Tour of Flanders

Five things we learned from the Tour of Flanders

Classics month started with a bang on Sunday as Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff took victory in the year’s second monument, the Tour of Flanders. The Norwegian held off Etixx-Quick-Step‘s Paris-Roubaix winner…