Van Aert: “We didn’t want to give up”

August 16 th 2020 - 17:18

Van Aert: “With Primoz [Roglic]’s crash, it felt like everything we did was for nothing. But in the bus, I felt we didn’t want to give up and we were ready to give everything in this stage. It was super hard from the start. I was happy to take points in the sprint and help Tom [Dumoulin] and Sepp [Kuss] for the finale. Sepp is an incredible guy, always helping, and it’s greats to see him win. It was good for me to win the only stage not finishing in altitude. But Pinot was only 1 point away before today’s. I was lucky he had to focus on GC. Everything is great, the team is doing really good. And what makes me happy is that after a day like yesterday we can answer on the pedals. I think I’ve showed I can do a lot of things, I can win on the flat, but I can also survive hard stages. The whole team is strong and we just hope that Stevie [Kruijswijk] and Primoz have a good recovery.”

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