101| Primož ROGLIC
Primoz Roglic: “I managed to win something!”
It is just unbelievable. It was so close. I never stopped believing and pushed all the way to the finish - and it came down to centimetres! It is an incredible feeling. This has been a really long period for me away from home - almost three months. I’m very happy and really proud of the whole team. Tom [Dumoulin] was really good in the final kilometres, but it wasn’t just him: all my teammates did a super job to protect me throughout the whole race. I’m really happy I got to win. Finally I managed to win something!
This is the first time I’ve...
161| Marc HIRSCHI
Marc Hirschi: “It just happened”
Actually I had a really good day today. I don’t know what happened in the final sprint. I haven’t seen the images as of now, so it’s hard to say anything about it. For sure [Julian] Alaphilippe touched my wheel. But it’s the way he sprinted, it just happened. I was close to his wheel and he moved a little bit sideways.
I didn’t expect this results on the Ardennes Classic. It’s only my second time here and, although I came in good shape from the Tour de France, I didn’t think I would do so well. I look forward to come back for...
111| Tadej POGACAR
Tadej Pogačar: “A moment changed everything”
I have some mixed feelings after that finish. I felt really good all day long. My team worked hard and I was able to make the final selection. In the final straight I felt great when I started sprinting; I was going for the win and a moment changed everything. I’m glad I managed to avoid crashing and finish the race.
It was a real pleasure to participate in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This is a great race. On my debut last year I was 18th and I felt super good. To be here today contending for victory has been really amazing. For sure, I want to come back...
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