Evenepoel lost two seconds in the final to stage winner Tadej Pogacar, the new leader during the extra seconds.
Is Evenpoel satisfied with his fourth place? “Yes, we tried to make the race difficult with the team, but there was a lot of wind going down. We couldn’t get a lot of speed because of that, but I’m glad we tried.”
“If we work better together, we might be able to drive further. Anyway, that’s how the race went.”
Was there no more in it? “I notice that I can’t get hits against these guys. The last climb was really tough and I think Pogacar was in control which is definitely a deserved winner.”
“I was 6 or 7 in the last hundred meters. Some guys had to release me, so I had to close some gaps. But I saw right away that the best bird had flown. I don’t regret anything, I’m still second in the rankings and in control of everything Thing “.
“Like I said before: I came here to try to get on the podium. We’re on a good way there. I think the games will fit me better in the coming days. It was a good preliminary test, until tomorrow.”
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