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Michael Mørkøv – “My goal is to be a strong helper for Kristoff”

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Michael Mørkøv
Michael Mørkøv.

Is Katusha’s former Danish Elite Road Champion Michael Mørkøv the unluckiest man in Paris-Roubaix?

Puncturing out of the break from which Matt Hayman went on to win the race…

Mørkøv is in good shape; top 10 in a brutal Gent-Wevelgem and top 20 in the Three Days of De Panne despite being at the service of Katusha team leader, Alex Kristoff.

Who’s to say how he would have fared had he not deflated on the cruel pavé?

VeloVeritas spoke to former Vuelta stage winner, World Madison Champion, Olympic medallist and Six Day star just before the Hell of the North, here’s what Michael had to tell us;

Have you turned Belgian yet Michael, with all this time you’re spending in the Flatlands?

“No, I’m still Danish but I love to stay here.

“We’ve been staying in Kortijk, it’s a nice city and the people are nice here too.”

Gent-Wevelgem looked super tough – you took 10th.

“My race went like I hoped it would but we didn’t have Alex Kristoff, he was sick so we had no leader – that meant it gave to rest of u