"We had a plan of being in the break. No other option. If it was 10 guys, full guys. If it was small, go easy send someone across as we did. And yeah, we worked well, the cooperation was good. I tried to keep the break alive in the final kilometres because Pascal [Eenkhorn] has a good sprint. I tried to lead out, but I had cramps with 500m to go and then I slowed down in the sprint. Chapeau Kasper. It's bittersweet. It is never easy to get onto the podium of the Tour de France, so it’s a good surprise to be here with the combativity award. It makes it a bit sweeter and a bit less bitter."