31| Julian ALAPHILIPPE
Alaphilippe: “Tadej played it smart”
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step): “I came with the ambition to get the best result possible. My team did a great job. I tried to handle the finale the best I could. It was really hard in the Roche-aux-Faucons. Then, we worked well until the last 2 kilometres. I was focused on the sprint, I didn’t want to attack or to play games with someone going off the front. I was in a good position but Tadej played it smart, coming from behind. Congratulations, it’s a great victory. I prefer to win but I took a really nice victory on Wednesday in the Flèche...
101| David GAUDU
Gaudu: “Just delighted”
David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ): “I came here to do better than my 6th place in 2019. I saw in the Flèche Wallonne my legs were good. It’s been a hard day and I’m just delighted to be on the podium with great champions like Pogacar and Alaphilippe. I followed the wheels up the Roche-aux-Faucons. It was really difficult. I went all-in, I knew it was a make-or-break situation. Valverde went from pretty far. I was coming back, coming back… And when I saw I’d be on the podium, I started cramping. Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the most...
11| Tadej POGACAR
Pogacar: “It’s incredible”
Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates): “I’m lost for words. I love this race, and to win here, against these great names, it’s incredible. I knew [Julian] Alaphilippe would go for a long sprint and I stayed behind him and I passed him in the end. It was the right wheel for me to follow. It’s incredible. We were really disappointed [not to participate in the Flèche Wallonne] and we were really motivated today. We are really really happy. Now I can rest, spend some time with my family and prepare for the Tour de France.”
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