“I never won a race. I guess it was the right place to win my first race! I attacked to set it up for Michael Woods. I went full gas. I hanged on and suffered in the steep climb. I knew that with 30’’ or 40’’ lead at the top, I could do it. It was still a long time to go with an advantage of only 20’’ but I never gave up. In the technical sectors, I gained some time. I was afraid to cramp towards the. I missed some food because I had no assistance car in the last 20km. To win a race was a dream I had for my brother who dies ten years ago. I’ve work for him for years, it’s incredible. I don’t know what to say.”
Interview July 19 th 2022 - 17:28
Hugo Houle: "I guess it's the right place to win my first race"