Nobody was on my wheel on the Poggio, so I had to keep going. I saw I wasn’t losing space. Julian made a good gap and was really strong but I also tried to believe he was on the limit. The downhill is really technical but when I came back, then I knew I had as good chance.
Of course I was above my limit, bike racing is never easy. Last week (at Strade Bianche), I had the same pain and so it’s all about suffering.
- Wout Van Aert