I went into the final kilometer as about 25th and had to work myself forward. 300 meters before the finish I was about eighth and that was when I started to believe that it could be enough, used the hole I found and even had a little advantage in the headwind. The finish line couldn’t have come any earlier though, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to get by Cav and Caleb. Throwing my bike at the line was decisive today. Caleb had already raised his arms from the handlebars to celebrate and I fortunately slipped past him.
The team and I are very happy with this win. It is very hectic here as you could see yesterday when I crashed 1000 meters before the finish line. There is a hard fight for position and when you can then win without a perfect lead out, it is even better that you can make the right decision, even in the chaos. My form is good, my legs feel good. And I think that yesterday I would have been in at the win, if I had not crashed.