“A very hard race came to an end with a very hard stage that was made even tougher because of the rain. I’m lucky I didn’t crash. I finish on the podium of the Eneco Tour but it could have been better. Nevertheless, it was difficult to race against everybody else. I wanted to close the gap and come back to the front group but nobody wanted to collaborate. There is nothing I can do, that’s cycling but I’m happy I always do my best.
I’m also very happy that, although I didn’t win the Eneco Tour, my third place gives me a lot of points to regain my leadership at the UCI WorldTour individual ranking. It’s been a long season and I will now get some needed rest.”
(photo by Roberto Bettini / Bettini Photos)

Peter Sagan