Roman Kreuziger Interview
Last season, Roman Kreuziger took the biggest victory of his career when he soloed to the finish line after leaving everyone behind with seven kilometers to go of the Amstel Gold Race. In this interview, he reveals his thoughts on working with teammate Alberto Contador, his present form and the upcoming Amstel Gold Race.
What was it like winning the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco together with Alberto Contador earlier this month?
"When being part of team rosters for races involving Alberto Contador everyone wants do their best and that’s what we did in Pais Vasco. Alberto knows exactly how to motivate his teammates and staff members and for me as a road captain, it’s a pleasure to work with him."
"Of course, sometimes I see things differently than him, but we talk a lot both between and during the stages. The biggest surprise to me during Pais Vasco was the pace during the race. It was really tough and I suffered quite a lot."
How is your form developing?
“To be honest I wasn’t at my best in Pais Vasco, so it was hard for me, but I’m sure that the race pace and the recovery period which followed has done me a lot of good. In the classics you need good shape, but also a lot of luck.”
Do you feel ready for this year's Amstel Gold Race?
“I don’t feel at my best yet but you never know. Even last year at this time, I felt really bad and at the end I won anyway. But I'm confident in terms of doing Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Rory (Sutherland), Karsten (Kroon), Nicki (Sørensen) and I are ready, experienced and I'm sure that you're going see our Tinkoff jersey there,” Kreuziger concluded.