"I’m happy that this Tour de France it’s over. It’s been a good three weeks, with many ups and downs, with lots of bad luck for my team, but the battle between me and Jonas [Vingegaard] for the yellow jersey has been very special. I think we have some very interesting next two or three years ahead of us. Jonas has stepped up his game this year. He took the reins from the beginning and proved that he is a solid rider throughout the whole Tour. As for myself, I’m motivated and looking forwards to the next challenges. The white jersey is also a special one. It’s the third year in a row that I bring it home, and I’m pretty happy with it."