"Standing on the podium in the green jersey is such an amazing feeling. I’m proud of how well we worked together towards it. I wanted to win today, but also to enjoy what I have achieved so far. Besides, I’m happy that it was Jordi [Meeus] who took the victory. This has been my best Tour de France, and these will for sure be some of the best memoires of my sporting career. My next aim is the world championships road race."