"I had to aim for the general classification because the final time trial suited me really well. And then we were aiming for a stage with anyone. I managed to take both.
It looks good for the Omloop."
-Tim Wellens. 2021 Etoile de Besseges champion as he looks forward to the 'opening weekend' of the classics.
"I was wondering about my state of form after my breakaway yesterday. When I spotted the last climb this morning I said to myself: it's okay, it's not even ten minutes full throttle. But when I got to the foot this afternoon, I thought more like: oh my God!"
-Flippo Ganna faltered slightly on the slopes of the Hermitage but was delighted with his winning result.