"I hope to do well as last year (2nd behind Marc Hirschi), or even better. Even if I am not in the best situation in the race, the victory remains in the back of my mind."
"I had a good feeling in the Amstel Gold Race and I missed my sprint. We are now looking forward to Flèche Wallonne where we have the highest ambitions with a final where Benoit Cosnefroy is very comfortable and I will really put myself in the role of a team member to place him as best as possible at the foot of the Mur de Huy.
This is a race that is played in the last two minutes of effort and it is rare in recent years that a movement of anticipation goes to the end. This is my second participation. I love this kind of race because you can feel it is part of cycling history even if there is no crowds. Each time beautiful images come to the surface with a special atmosphere."
Update: Bob Jungels will not start Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege due to a minor concussion. Lawrence Naesen is his replacement.