|REACTION / Annemiek van Vleuten:
“It’s a good feeling. It’s nice to win a stage, and also winning this TT on my Canyon bike from Tokyo makes me extra happy. It’s been nice to catch up with my Tokyo bike after some really nice moments in japan. I ended up choosing the TT bike – we weren’t so sure, because it was a little bit as fast on the road bike as on the TT one, yet I picked the TT one because I’ve spent so many training rides on it, so I’m happy that choice ended up being a winning one.
“After yesterday, I already knew it would be really hard with Marlen Reusser, being in really good form and with a two-minute advance. On the other hand, I’m super excited about tomorrow, because I don’t like defending. I struggle when I have to use that defending attitude in stageraces. In my heart, I’m an attacker, I don’t like racing conservatively. I’ve got nothing to lose tomorrow and lots to win. I just hope other teams think like that, so we won’t give it as a present to Marlen Reusser, make things hard for her to win and offer a good show for people watching on TV tomorrow.”