"The pace of the bunch was so high everybody was struggling even in the wheels. We took control near Bastogne to try and help Movistar chase the breakaway. In the last 100 km, everybody was making the race harder and we tried to adapt to that. In the final, it would be nice to sit in Alejandro (Valverde)'s wheel or Dan Martin but I was too far back for sure. I was thinking I had enough legs to jump in anyone's wheel. I felt comfortable in Saint-Nicolas, it seemed that I had everything under control and in the end, what can I say? I'm happy with this campaign of classics. Congrats to Alejandro. I hope he's not gonna retire too early so we have other chances to beat him."
Michal Kwiatkowski: "It seemed that I had everything under control"
interview23.04.2017The race- Liège / Ans
Four days after winning his fifth Flèche wallonne, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) dominated Liège-Bastogne-Liège for the fourth time in his career Sunday, equalling Moreno Argentin's tally, only one shy of Eddy Merckx's record. El Imbatido, once again winner ahead of Dan Martin, couldn't contain his emotions on a day that began with a tribute to the late Michele Scarponi. For Valverde, this a third double Flèche-Liège after 2006 and 2015.
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