Kristoff considers retirement if he does not achieve good results

Kristoff considers retirement if he does not achieve good results

Alexander Kristoff experienced the worst season of his sporting career in 2021, and says that “if the results do not begin to arrive” with his new team, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, 2022 could be his farewell.

Last year, with the UAE, the 34-year-old Norwegian did not compete in a big one for the first time since his neo-professional campaign in 2010. He only managed two victories, two stages of the Pro Series Deutschland Tour.

A balance that was not at the level of a champion of Europe, Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders and four times winner of the Tour de France stage, who added 20 victories in 2015. That is why he is self-critical and demanding for 2022.

“It depends on how things go in 2021, if I don’t I will get off my bike,” Kristoff told Norwegian television TV2. “I imagine continuing in the peloton for several more years, but I have to be at an appropriate level. 2021 was not good enough. I have the motivation and the desire to have fun, I need good results.”

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