The Norwegian completed the race in 5:13:25, beating Team Sunweb’s Michael Matthews (Australia) and AG2R La Mondiale’s Oliver Naesen (Belgium) in a sprint.
“I was lucky because Gaviria went wrong in the last corner,” Kristoff said afterwards. “He had a small gap so it would have been hard to close.
“I did not really feel strong. On the second lap I was dropped, but luckily I managed to recover and I just got better.”
South Africans Nicholas Dlamini and Jay Thomson, who rode for DiData, did not finish the race. Their teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) finished seventh.
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1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 5:13:25
2. Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb
3. Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale
4. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert +0:01
5. Sean De Bie (Bel) Veranda’s Willems Crelan
6. Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
7. Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe +0:02
8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data
9. Jan Tratnik (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
10. Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini