"I'm getting old, so my leg speed is a bit slower" - Alexander Kristoff's resurgence continues with fourth win in four weeks

Turning 37 in just over a month, Alexander Kristoff should, by all accounts, be entering the twilight of his career. In recent weeks however, the experienced Norwegian has sparked back into life with a victorious resurgence.

After recent one-day wins at Elfstedenronde Brugge and the Antwerp Port Epic, Kristoff took his now traditional sprint win in Stavanger at the Tour of Norway, before on Saturday afternoon adding a fourth victory in four weeks to his palmares at Heistse Pijl as he edged out the likes of Casper van Uden and Amaury Capiot for the win.

“It was a lot of chaos towards the last climb. But just before the bend towards the cobblestones, Tord Gudmestad and I found each other. We still got into a good position over the climb, after which we waited, waited, waited until the final straight," recaps the Uno-X Mobility sprinter in his post-stage interview in Belgium.

"I shouted at Tord to go all out. He did a great lead-out. In the end, I was as fast as I could be," concludes the Norwegian, who is likely to make the 11th Tour de France appearance of his career later this month as Uno-X Mobility leader. "Maybe I should put a slightly larger sprocket on it, because I couldn't pedal at a higher cadence anymore. I'm getting old, so my leg speed is a bit slower," he laughs in conclusion.

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