Dan Martin: "Never a frustration to be beaten by someone stronger"

interview23.04.2017The race- Liège / Ans

"We did a great race and we were beaten by someone better. On Wednesday, I was not happy with myself because I thought I mage a mistake but today very I'm very happy with the way I rode, and the team too. They rode out of their skin for me. I went for a strong attack in the finale. I waited for the moment Alejandro (Valverde) was a bit boxed in. I thought I'd catch him by surprise. I gave my all. Once he came past me, I just hoped there was nobody else coming. Of course it would be better without Alejandro but it's never a frustration to be beaten by someone stronger. It's a great result and it's a great way to finish the classics for the team. It's been an incredible first part of the season."

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