Interview with Kreuziger today, I must say. they sounds very determined and well prepared for this. The more I hear, the more I think AC been sand bagging and playing the underdog. The last 2 days he sounded nothing like it.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff's 27 year-old Roman Kreuziger made an early statement that he was a rider for the future when he won the junior World Championships in 2004. Since then, the Czech all-rounder has won Tour de Suisse in 2008 and Tour de Romandie in 2009. Two times, he has been in the Tour de France top-10 and in 2011, he finished fifth in the Giro d'Italia. Wearing the Team Saxo-Tinkoff jersey, he launched away in the finale of this year's Amstel Gold Race and soloed his way to a perfect win in the Dutch one-day classic. Confirming his form finishing third overall in this year's Tour de Suisse, Roman is looking sharp and ready for this year's Tour de France, which will be his 5th:
“ Every Tour de France is different and every time, I'm really excited to take part in the race. However, this year is a little bit different for me. In my opinion, we have the best Grand Tour rider in the world and I'm so ready to support Alberto. My most important support will be executed in the mountains but I assume I can do some good in the team time trial as well,” says Roman and continues:
“We have a very strong team but we're up against a longer list of rivals.
Everyone's talking about Froome, Valverde and Rodriguez. But if you look the start list there are many other very strong competitors such as Jakob Fuglsang, Cadel Evans, Tejay van Garderen and Richie Porte.”
Being a strong enough rider to aim for a good position in the GC himself, Roman is unselfishly looking forward to filling out the role as a supportive climber to support Alberto Contador in the high mountains:
“The objective is perfectly clear. We want win the Tour with Alberto. That´s the goal for our team. We have three long and very hard weeks ahead of us. My own personal ambition is no other than the team's ambition. Every one of us in the team are motived and focused to give our very best in the 100th Tour de France.”