Friday Andreas Kron talked about how he wanted to finish his four years at Riwal Securitas Cycling Team by riding for the medals at the Danish National Road Race Championships. Today he fulfilled that wish by taking the silver medal in the two-man breakaway won by Deceuninck - Quick Steps Kasper Asgreen.
”I’m happy to take a medal and give Riwal something back. Of course I would have liked to win, but Asgreen was just too strong, so I’m satisfied with today”, said Andreas Kron after the finish.
Just as the riders in the race started to increase the pace, Andreas Kron suffered a puncture, which left him behind the racing groups in front. A huge effort to come back zapped his energy, but he managed to push through.
“I believed in a good result all day, but at that point I started to get a bit skeptical. Rasmus Quaade did a huge effort to get me back, and then I had to work a bit myself as well. When I got back, I went straight through the peloton at got in a good group. From that point, I started to believe again.”
“I don’t think anyone had amazing legs today. It was so hard, so it was more a question of who was able to sustain the pain the most. I knew I had to take my chance by attacking far out, and when Asgreen went, I saw my chance for a result. I’m very happy with today.”
Sports director Michael Blaudzun was also happy for his young rider, on a day where almost everything played out great for the team.
“We were only five man at the start, which is a new situation at a Danish Nationals - usually we’ve been many more. We had to play our cards in that regard and getting Tobias Mørch in the early breakaway was a great situation for us.”
“Kron shows yet again his top level. We hoped it would go this way, but we knew it would be hard against all the WorldTour pros. The final he rode was just incredible and the whole team did an amazing job today.”