Lotto Dstny rider Andreas Kron once again showed himself in the Vuelta a Andalucía closing stage. In Alhaurín de la Torre, he sprinted towards a fourth place on a finish suited for punchers. After five days of full on racing in the south of Spain, Kron ends the Ruta del Sol (UCI 2.Pro) on a ninth place in the general classification. The 24-year-old Dane looks back to an intense, but promising start to his third season at Lotto Dstny.
Andreas Kron: “I’m really glad to finish off the Vuelta a Andalucía in a good way with a 4th place in the reduced bunch sprint. Today was a new experience for me, doing the sprint from a group of that size but I felt good and we decided to go for it. A 4th place in this kind of sprints is really promising and maybe it could have been a bit more. The final kilometres were really fast and chaotic and I really have to thank my teammates for all the work they have done for me. Not only today but they supported me perfectly the past week.”
With also a fifth place at the past Clasica Jaen, Kron will head into the next races – Faun Ardèche and Faun Drôme Classic – with confidence.
“I am really happy to finish the Ruta del Sol on a ninth place overall because this race was on a really high level. This result shows that the shape is good, which is promising. With seven days of racing since Clasica Murcia past Saturday, it was an intense start to my season but hopefully this will pay off in the weeks to come”, concludes Andreas Kron.