"It was really hard today. The first thing was the wind that really altered the race. On top of it I was involved in a crash and I had to change bikes. Things like that happen but there was immediately a little gap and I had to chase and it cost me a lot of energy. In the end a real strong bunch emerged and nobody really knew what to do, it was very tactical. We tried to make a gap with Vanmarcke but with the wind and everybody against us it was not easy. Quick Step were strong and they ended up winning it. But I also needed to keep a little bit of strength for the sprint because I thought I could do well in a sprint. But then this is my 12th time on the podium of a cycling monument. It's not so bad. I can be proud because I was the favourite and I did my best. It's important too. I was also on the podium in Milan-San Remo and I won Flanders. You can't complain."
Fabian Cancellara: "I can be proud of myself"
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