111| Wout VAN AERT
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma): “I can feel proud of this podium”
With a bit more luck, I would have finished second today, but I’ve done my best and I can feel proud that I’ve stood on the podium today. The climb to La Redoute has been very fast. When Remco broke away many teams tried to chase him back, but he was too strong. As for me, my strategy was to wait until La Roche-aux-Faucons to see if I could be amongst the best guys there. It’s possible for me to win this race, but only if I am on a super day and all the aspects of the race fall into place in my favor.
193| Quinten HERMANS
Quinten Hermans (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert): “I didn’t know I was sprinting for the second place”
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]...
13| Remco EVENEPOEL
Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl): “Today I felt the best Remco had come back”
I’m really happy to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège like this. It’s a race I really wanted to win once in my life. To do it on my first participation makes me feel really proud. It wasn’t the plan to take off that early, but I felt really good today. To get the opportunity to win and finish it off on a beautiful way is big and very special. It’s kind of a proof for me that I can win a big race in front of all the big guns. Today I felt the best Remco had come back, and was pedalling on my bike.
It was very special to win the race in...
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