Andreas Kron: “Being on top at the start of the Ardennes Classics”
Monday, November 29, 2021 at 12:50 pm
Andreas Kron wants to show himself in the Ardennes Classics next season. The 23-year-old Danish multi-level Lotto Soudal player had to miss the hill races last season due to illness.
“I hope to be at my best next year at the start of the Ardennes Classics,” Crone said through his team. “Those matches will be my main goal in the first part of the season. The ambition is to get some great results there and the ultimate dream would be to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège in the future. But for now I would be very happy if I can be at the start and gain as much as I can. possible from experience.
The Dane, who finished his stint as a promise with Real Madrid, completed his first year in Lotto Soudal last season. He immediately succeeded in it and led his first big run with the Vuelta a España. “Of course I am very happy and proud of my 2021 season and how I performed in my first year at WorldTour level. With two wins in two stages – one at the Tour of Catalonia and the other at the Tour of Switzerland – it was a fantastic season.”
The loss of the Ardennes Classics was a huge disappointment. “It was a real shame because this changed my season track. I was supposed to take a break after the classics, but instead I trained hard for the Tour de Romandie and used this stage race to build my form. In the end, it resulted in a stage win at the Tour of Switzerland “.
“It was hard to miss the Ardennes classics, the races I like to ride, but also mentally changing the program was a challenge. On the other hand, it gave me an opportunity to focus on other matches,” said Kron.
Tim Welles and Philip Gilbert
The young rider feels at home in Lotto Soudal. Racing for this team is really fun. I love the atmosphere in the team and it’s a great group with riders that I can learn a lot from. Mainly from guys like Tim Wellens and Philip Gilbert, who are the same kind of riders as me. When we race we always do our best to win and this mentality fits me well. We always think about the best chance to win.”
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