Three Days of De Panne, Stage 1:
"I was strong today, and in the group of 15, with thirty seconds in advance, I told the team that I could go to the wall. I made the difference in the wall, but the lead was not huge, a cool man behind could come back, but I was very good. I have not not yet really looked at the time trial, there are many turns, it should be technical, so good for me. There are still two stages. Durbridge is a specialist, but I am in good shape also."
Goal: Tour of Flanders.
"When you have a condition like mine for the moment, I'm sure it will help me to win, I want to do something at the Tour of Flanders and I want to win, but as I said before, it would be a mistake to be a leader, but our strength is our team, there are many who can win and that is the goal, and then, after the race, we will have to play the best card. Is that the victory comes back to the team, even though, of course, I would like to win."
- Philippe Gilbert