1| Remco EVENEPOEL
Remco Evenepoel: “Always special to win Liège, especially in this jersey”
Today’s was a super tough race on very hard conditions. It's amazing to make two out of two in Liège. The first Liège was a surprise, but this second one was a goal. It’s always special to win a race like this one, especially in this jersey. I wanted to have this picture in order to hang it framed at home. My team was super strong and controlled from the start along with UAE until Tadej crashed and we had to control ourselves. We worked perfectly and I had to finish it off.
Our Plan A was to attack in La Redoute and Cournemont, and plan B...
64| Santiago BUITRAGO SANCHEZ
Santiago Buitrago: “I feel so humbled”
On paper, our leader for today’s race was Mikel Landa. Being able to play my own cards has been surprising to me. Even if I am always prepared for the best, it’s hard to get my head around the fact that I have landed a podium here. Remco was just too strong – we couldn’t follow him even if we knew he was going to attack. Coming into the finish, I knew Pidcock was the fastest on a sprint, but you never know how things would turn out after 250 kilometres. I tried to anticipate him by sprinting far out, with 300 meters to go, yet he overtook me.
31| Thomas PIDCOCK
Tom Pidcock: “Pleased with my first podium in a Monument”
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...
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