Team spirit and experience keeps Kusztor in the fray in Belgium

12 June 2021

Sport Director Gennady Mikhaylov:

“Today was for sure the toughest stage of the race starting with the iconic Mur du Huy and then steadily getting more difficult with repeated climbs over the final circuits. Yet again the boys did a good job of helping and looking out for one another when the going got tough.”

“The race split to pieces on the final circuits and Peter dropped out of the front group, but he kept his head and fought hard to get back up towards the front before the finish and in the end, he finished in the second group, just behind the sprinters.”

Peter Kusztor:

“I am really enjoying this race. The team is working very well together, and we are developing a really good understanding between each other that makes everything feel a little bit easier and somehow, I feel like I have more energy to fight in the final kilometers. I guess that’s the team spirit!”

“We were positioned quite close to the front going into the last 50 kilometers, but once the race split behind the breakaway it became quite chaotic and I tried to stay up there as long as I could, but it was too fast.”

“On the last lap I managed to get back into the second group and I really wanted to have a go at the finish, because I like that kind of sweeping, slightly uphill finale, but we couldn’t bring the sprinters group back and that was it. C’est la vie.”

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