ProTeam Third place for Andreas Kron atop La Laguna Negra

Lotto Dstny rider again shows himself in stage contested by a large breakaway.
Race 06 September 2023

Andreas Kron has again shown himself at La Vuelta. After winning stage two in Barcelona, the Dane finished third at the end of stage eleven, which was contested between a large breakaway.

 Stage eleven was predicted as a stage for the attackers, which was eventually the case. In a fast start to the stage, a big breakaway of 26 riders formed. Also Lotto Dstny rider Andreas Kron was part of the move, which would eventually battle for the stage honours on the summit finish of La Laguna Negra, the only ascent of the day with steep slopes towards the end. Due to an infernal pace, set by Italian Ganna, the head of the race was gradually thinned out until a select group would eventually battle for the win. It was the Spaniard Herrada who had the fastest acceleration at the end. Kron did everything he could to bridge but had to settle for third place in the end.

“It was a really hectic start and it took a long time until the breakaway formed, but luckily I got help from my teammates and I managed to get in there”, says Andreas Kron. “Then it was about saving as much energy as possible until the climb. I really believed I could win the stage and I tried everything. In the end, Herrada was just a little stronger. I still tried to close the gap but with around 75 metres to go, my legs exploded and I had to settle for 3rd. I’m satisfied with my performance and I’m especially looking forward to Sunday, which should be another good opportunity. I’m enjoying this Vuelta and the shape is there to go for it again.”

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