I am happy, proud and, frankly, relieved to have won today. I am happy that I could directly return so successfully to racing after the altitude training. I picked up my momentum in the Spanish mountains.
Yesterday’s prologue with fifth place was also pretty good. In the beginning I was putting a lot of pressure on the pedals, but then I noticed that because of the increased training in the last few weeks and the illness before that, the intensity was missing. I pretty much had to force myself to the finish line.
The first 100 kilometers today weren’t optimal but then things went better and my legs felt super again. The guys did super work and I could do my thing. It can go on like this!