Tom Pidcock: “Pleased with my first podium in a Monument”
April 23 rd 2023 - 17:49
I can’t be disappointed after my first podium in a Monument. We all knew that Remco Evenepoel was going to attack where he attacked. Later in the next climb he was pushing too hard and my legs were getting heavier and heavier. I could either try to follow him, go really deep and maybe get away with nothing, or wait and try to get the second place.
As for my Classics campaign, there were some downs like missing Sanremo because of the crash in Tirreno. But, on the positive side, winning Strade Bianche and getting two podiums afterwards was not bad at all. This is my first podium in a Monument, and I can feel pleased about that.
I knew I was on a good condition today. Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a race I would like to win, and I feel confident I can pull it off in the future after my performance. Remco was just stronger today, and very hard to follow. I can be happy with my second place.