“The Classics are the races which make me dream” - Felix Ørn-Kristoff signs with Intermarché-Wanty for 2026

After an impressive season as a first-year junior rider, Felix Ørn-Kristoff has signed with Intermarché-Wanty for the 2026 season and will ride for their Wanty-ReUz-Technord development team in 2025.

The 17-year-old is the younger half-brother of Alexander Kristoff, winner of both Milano-Sanremo and the Ronde van Vlaanderen, who rode for Intermarché-Wanty during the 2022 season, which was one of Ørn-Kristoff’s main reasons for signing for the team.

In Intermarché-Wanty’s announcement, Ørn-Kristoff said “when they were riding for this team, my brother Alexander and Sven Erik Bystrøm both unanimously encouraged me in my choice because in all domains the team is a good fit for my needs”.

Ørn-Kristoff has also seemingly modelled his riding style somewhat on that of his older brother, as he aspires to be a Classics rider, stating that “the classics are the races which make me dream”.

The Norwegian youngster has already shown that he is a talented one-day racer in the junior ranks, as he finished third in the men’s junior road race at last year’s World Championships in Glasgow behind the winner Albert Philipsen, who has signed with Lidl-Trek for 2025.

It is clear that Ørn-Kristoff has big ambitions in the Classics, as he stated that “maybe one day, I can achieve my ultimate dream in the jersey of the team by winning the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix or the World Championships”.

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