Top 20 for Kusztor at Okolo Slovenska

16 September 2022

Former Hungarian Road champion Peter Kusztor showed he still has a killer turn of speed on stage three of Okolo Slovenska/Tour of Slovakia as the veteran 37-year-old powered into the top 20 for Team Novo Nordisk after digging deep in the reduced front group alongside teammate David Lozano.

Peter Kusztor (HUN):

“I am pleased with the performance today, it wasn’t an easy day, 214km and filled with climbs for the most part, but I felt strong from the start of the stage and on the first climb myself and David were riding well and in a good position. David was great today, he helped me a lot and supported me all day.”

“When Jumbo and Quickstep raised the pace on the last climb the race split heavily and we were able to stay in the front of group of around 30 riders. To be honest it felt awesome out there today, we had a really bad day yesterday so to come back produce a good performance and result on a stage as tough as today is really satisfying.”

Head sports director Massimo Podenzena:

“After yesterday we just wanted to regroup, try to relax, and get ourselves in a position where David and Peter would be at the front of the race when it mattered to try and get the best result possible. They pulled it off and rode extremely well throughout the stage and it was certainly not an easy day.”

“It’s nice to go into tomorrow’s final stage on a positive note. It will be another tough one and probably quite an explosive final and after Peter’s effort at the end today…who knows he could be our sprinter for tomorrow!”

Photo Credit: Igor Stancik, Mario Stiehl

share this story

related stories