Van Aert: "It’s a shame I sprinted for the 6th place instead of victory"
June 6 th 2022 - 17:16
"The pace was really high on the last long climb, and we took back a minute, maybe two I think, so I was quite confident we would catch the breakaway but I think everyone was surprised with how fast the last part of the stage was. There were two little kickers in the last 15km but all the rest was a lot of downhill and you don’t make up time in parts like this. The breakaway played it smart, so hats off to them. Green is a nice colour, and hopefully I can wear it more in the next weeks, but for now I’m disappointed. My sprint was really good, so it’s a shame it was for 6th place instead of a victory. As a team, we tried everything but the breakaway was smarter."