Anyone wondering why Alexander Kritstoff is incredibly consistent in the classics? Beacause he spends his winters like this:https://preview.redd.it/nb6c6piqm2041.jpg?width=2048&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1a4e1b8b094b93eba77ab3b4f6c6836cf9f31dc1
He prefers to live in Norway with his family, rather than moving further south, and he consistently rides long (like, really long) rides throughout the winter in +/- 3 degrees celcius.
He cares more about getting the job done, rather than looking cool or being "euro". Here he rides with ski googles, an old winter bib from his previous team, and a wrong branded CX bike (probably Ridley) with fenders, and duct tape to cover the logos.
British cyclist Steve Cummings retires at age 38