Van Aert: "Ganna is the best time-trialist"
June 8 th 2022 - 17:14
"Two seconds is not a lot, but that makes the difference. I got beaten by the World Champion. I love to win but I have to accept it and I’m happy with my performance. I think I did a really good start, I was really on the limit in the corners and maybe that’s why I had an advantage on Filippo at the first split. On the second part, I thought I had a good pace but he was a lot faster. And on the end I could find my rhythm again, I was catching up with Gaudu and Lafay and that was a little advantage but I came short. I think it was a honest TT and I lost it. I think he’s best time-trialist in the world. If he’s only 2 seconds in front of you after a quite long TT, I think it says something about your shape. I’m really pleased with how everything goes. So far, it’s been a really good Dauphiné for me. I have this nice jersey and I’ll try to enjoy it the next few days."