Bauke Mollema: "I was very confident"

“It’s super nice. It was a super hard day. It took 90km until the breakaway went. As a team we didn’t miss any breakaway. We got a nice group of strong guys at the front but we were not working together so well. I was feeling good. I thought ‘let’s go from far’. 41km solo, that was hard but I had the confidence to ride alone and keep going for a long time. I knew I had a very good chance to make it so I went full gas and did not lose too much. With more than 50’’ at the top, I was quite sure I’d win the stage.”

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