Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) “Whatever happens, I adapt to the situation”

“My day went well. I didn’t suffer that much and I felt good on the gravel. I knew Tadej was going to attack and I managed to stay in contact with him almost the entire time. There was only one time when I was in a bad position and I think my teammates weren't aggressive enough to get me back to the front of the group, so I was surprised, but it was resolved straight away. It's a shame that when there were three of us Jonas Vingegaard didn't want to cooperate to widen the gap. We had the possibility of getting back to the leading group and securing the overall podium, but I respect the tactics of Visma, they chose to play defensively. Whatever happens, I adapt to the situation. I would have accepted before the race to find myself in this position at the rest day. Anything extra will be a bonus, I will now focus on defending this place.”

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