Tour of Catalonia 2021: Lotto-Soudal’s Andreas Kron claims first senior win of profession in opening stage

Tour of Catalonia 2021: Lotto-Soudal’s Andreas Kron claims first senior win of profession in opening stage

The 22-year-old was a part of a small group of riders who broke away from the peloton with round 10 kilometres to go within the 178.5km stage at Calella and handle to pip his rivals within the closing dash throughout the road.

Tour of Catalonia 2021: Lotto-Soudal's Andreas Kron claims first senior win of career in opening stage

Andreas Kron celebrates after profitable the primary stage of the Tour of Catalonia. AP

Calella: Andreas Kron gained the opening stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Monday, the younger Dane shocking the sector by claiming his first senior win forward of a discipline that features Chris Froome and Richard Carapaz.

The 22-year-old was a part of a small group of riders who broke away from the peloton with round 10 kilometres to go within the 178.5km stage at Calella and handle to pip his rivals within the closing dash throughout the road.

Kron completed forward of Bora–Hansgrohe’s Lennard Kamna, Cofidis rider Remy Rochas and Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez to assert his breakthrough win as knowledgeable on the primary day of the race’s a centesimal version.

The Lotto-Soudal rider is 4 seconds forward of Sanchez and 6 in entrance of Rochas within the common classification.

His win comes after simply half a season within the professional ranks, and his dazed response afterwards highlighted the shock nature of the win.

“Profitable a World Tour stage is essential in a profession. I could not inform you once I began the dash … Profitable here’s a unbelievable expertise,” the breathless rider mentioned on the Costa Brava shoreline end.

Headline riders Carapaz and Froome had a low key stage, with Ineos’ Carapaz 26 seconds behind Kron within the common classification and four-time Tour de France winner Froome ending the day in 96th place, over eight minutes behind Kron.

Israel Begin-Up Nation rider Froome mentioned earlier than the beginning of the stage that he wouldn’t be “personally combating for the victory” within the seven-stage race.

Tuesday’s second stage is an 18.5km particular person time trial round Banyoles, within the northern a part of Catalonia.

The seven stage race winds up outdoors the Barcelona Olympic stadium on Sunday.

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