"In the morning we didn’t plan for me to hit hard today. We were rather thinking of waiting to see how the stage went. The start was super hard, very hectic, and I was even on the mix of a break. I feel great on this weather and, before the last three climbs, I told my teammates we were going to try and smash the race because I saw everybody was suffering. [Davide] Formolo, Rui [Costa] and Brandon [McNulty] did a super job for me to take off and go full gas all the way to the finish. I’m happy. The rivals thought they could break us as a team, but they have seen we can do a great work. I guess many riders paid the effort from yesterday. We will see day by day who my biggest rival is. For now, we have taken the yellow jersey and we have proven we have a super strong team."