"It has been an incredibly hard Tour de France. We had very tough moments within the team, with many guys in bad shape because of sicknesses, yet we were able to turn the race around for me to step on the podium. It’s special, kind of a relief, to stand up there, to experience all this, to be a part of it. The atmosphere in the team has been great, and that’s key because we can’t forget this is a team sport even if it’s only me standing on the podium. We believe that we can concur against these two riders in the future. We have bright talents in our team, and we can be competitive in the coming editions of the Tour. We came here with numbers and tried all we could. Wout van Aert is such an incredible rider. The whole Jumbo-Visma team has been amazing throughout the Tour de France, yet him in particular was spectacular on each and every stage. It’s a shame he races for a rival team!"