"The polka dot jersey is the best motivation to keep pushing. Today was neither a good day nor a bad day: I collected some points, but I was hoping to get some more in order to gain some advantage on the GC guys, who are closing in. It was a bit frustrating to miss a KOM sprint because of a dropped chain. Today my team was really amazing, on fire to get me on the breakaway. I hope to have another good day tomorrow. It would be a very big thing for me personally if I manage to win the KOM jersey. Right now, it’s 50/50 between me and the GC guys for the win right now. I did all I could so far to collect as many points as possible, but Pogacar and Vingegaard are first and second on every mountaintop finish and notch a good chunk of points as a consequence. I need to be lucky, get on the break… Otherwise, it will be very tough."