"Not sure if I wanted to experience this Mt Ventoux twice on 1 day. Thanks to Wout van Aert for cruising up in front to leave us in time! What a legend you are! Congrats for that impressive performance."
"It's a mythical climb, riding it in a race like the Tour de France is all the more mythical. I remember when I was a child watching the Tour de France, I had a tape that I put on in the magneto because Richard Virenque had won in 2002 and I watched it on repeat. Finding myself at the head of Mont Ventoux for a little while in the Tour for me was something magical and I came across more strong so I have no regrets. I was combative today, but the whole Trek team was combative, we really tried. Julien (Bernard) did a fantastic job, he sacrificed himself as he does all the time."
-Kenny Elissonde, 2nd place