WorldTeam Andreas Kron: “A new stage win in Suisse would be fantastic.”
On Sunday 12 June, Lotto Soudal will be at the start of the eight-day WorldTour race Tour de Suisse. Traditionally, the peloton will face a tough mix of hilly and mountain stages in Suisse. For the 24-year-old Lotto Soudal rider Andreas Kron, his second participation at the Tour de Suisse will undoubtedly evoke some nice memories because the young Dane won stage six of the Tour de Suisse last year. He was the strongest of an early breakaway that fought for victory on the mountain stage towards Disentis. At the GP Aargau last Friday, Kron already showed his fine form by finishing 3rd.
“Honestly, the GP Aargau was the first race of the season in which I really felt good. This gives me a nice feeling. Of course, I would have liked to win but the most important thing to take away is the strong team performance”, says Andreas Kron. “I look forward to my second participation at the Tour de Suisse with confidence, where I am part of a strong group of riders. If you look at the composition of the team, it is clear that we mainly target breakaways.”
Andreas Kron knows how to finish off an early breakaway in the Tour de Suisse as the 24-year-old Dane won stage six last year, at the summit finish in Disentis Sedrun. After an irregular sprint of Rui Costa, the Lotto Soudal rider was indicated as the stage winner.
“Of course, I have good memories of last year’s Tour de Suisse. It was a really nice moment, but a ‘clear’ win – without the relegation of Rui Costa – would have made it that bit more special. Taking a stage victory is again the goal today and we will do everything with the team to get that objective. There are several nice opportunities and this year’s race should suit me even better than last year. A nice fait divers: also this year the Lukmanierpass – where we passed in stage six – is again part of the course. The general classification isn’t immediately my ambition, a stage win is the main goal for the coming eight days of racing in Suisse”, concludes Andreas Kron.
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