Andreas Kron has concluded his third Strade Bianche participation in tenth place. Lotto Dstny placed two riders in the final of the 17th edition of the race on Tuscan gravel roads. Andreas Kron made it back to the front after a puncture, Maxim Van Gils had to deal with no less than five bike changes. Both riders impressed and Kron tried to anticipate with a strong attack but was caught. Eventually, Kron crossed the line on the Piazza del Campo in tenth place.
Before the race, Kron targeted a top ten place and for the Dane it’s ‘mission accomplished’. “Before I got a bit ill last week, my goal was to finish inside the top ten and I’m really proud on my result today. I had to deal with a puncture early in the race and had to chase for a long time. My experience from last years learned me that I had to keep on fighting and stay calm. When the final kicked off, I made it to the very front and I immediately attacked.”
Lotto Dstny went into the final of Strade Bianche with two riders: Andreas Kron and Maxim Van Gils. The young Belgian suffered from no less than five bike changes and had to dig deep to come back.
“It’s a pity that Maxim had a lot of back luck and wasted some energy by that. If not we could have played the team game a bit more maybe, but Strade Bianche is also about dealing with bad luck. I think I timed my attack really well. I felt that the group was slowing down and took my moment. We really rode hard but got caught eventually. The legs were quite empty and I’m happy that I could just finish inside the top ten. With this young team, without too much experience in the Strade, we can be proud of this result. I already look forward to next year’s Strade!’, concludes Andreas Kron.