ProTeam Maxim Van Gils and Andreas Kron ready for Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The two leaders for the Lotto Dstny Team spoke ahead of Sunday's Monument.
Race 19 April 2024

Andreas Kron is feeling well: "I hope to get some good results with the team. Yesterday during the recon we passed on the place where I crashed last year, we kind of laughed about it, I hope this year to finish the race in a better way."

"The weather during La Flèche Wallonne was crazy. But that's also part of racing, sometimes the weather is with us and sometimes not. You saw the dark clouds coming and thanks to our teammates Maxim and myself were prepared for it, we already had our rain jacket before it started raining." Unfortunately Kron had a puncture the second last time going to the Mur de Huy. "I never made it back to the front unfortunately. I was disappointed, as it was a bad moment to have a puncture, but that's how it is and now I'm looking forward to Sunday."

"Our objective for Sunday is the podium. The strategy depends on how the race goes and the weather. Hopefully we can play our cards." Also Maxim Van Gils, who was third at La Flèche Wallonne, is confident. "We need to get as fresh as possible in the finale, I expect the race to break open quite soon as last year. Anticipating before the big explosion is also possible. If you can start La Redoute with a small advantage it can help to make sure you are up there after La Redoute. The best feeling is to put your hands up in the air, Sunday is a super big race and not easy but we will go for it."

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