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Check out the stats from Alexander Kristoff’s winning ride at Driedaagse De Panne

Joseph Delves
30 Mar 2017

Top of the podium on day two, but no KOMs for Kristoff

Following his win at yesterday’s Driedaagse De Panne, Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) uploaded his stats to Strava. Tagged as his ‘Lunch ride‘ it followed the slightly unfair trend of pros claiming bragging rights on the popular ride tracking website.

His sprint win came at the end of a wind buffeted 200 kilometre second stage, during which he managed an average speed of 42.2km/h over the course of four and three quarter hours.

With none of the final contenders benefiting for much in the way of a lead out, and with Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) having gone off a little too early, it was Kristoff who won out in the slightly unconventional sprint.

He pushed ahead of both Kittel, Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) as the surviving sprinters mobbed the line. Most pros are notoriously cagey about revealing their vital stats to the public, and in turn their rivals. In keeping with this Kristoff was staying shtum about his key metrics, removing both heart rate and power data before uploading.

However, geeks will be interested to see that the Norwegian rider span his legs around at an easily achievable average cadence of 78 rpm. Going into today's final twin stages Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) retains the overall lead with a 50 second advantage over Matthias Brändle (Trek-Segafredo).

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