Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert): “I didn’t know I was sprinting for the second place”
April 24 th 2022 - 18:49
This 2nd place kind of feels like a victory. I didn’t realize what I had done until 10 minutes after the race. It is still sinking in, I think. I actually didn’t know for which place we were racing for. I had been just suffering for many kilometres, looking at my stem… and I didn’t know the race situation. I knew Remco was up the road, but little else. It was a pleasant surprise to find out I was second. I was just doing my best to win the sprint of my group. I had been lucky to find myself in a position on which I could just follow Wout [van Aert] as he closed gaps.
This Liège-Bastogne-Liège represents a big step up in my career. I always try to do my best and it’s very nice to get a reward like this one. I got emotional after thinking of how much sacrifice and effort I’ve put on the build-up for this race.