Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “We didn’t expect to win”

May 1 st 2023 - 15:03 [GMT + 2]

We didn’t expect to win this TTT. Of course, we were aiming for the best result we could do, but this is a discipline we don’t do so often, so it’s difficult to really predict a result. We knew we had a quite balanced team, and we tried to race steady and fast. Then, we got on the hot seat and of course it got a little nervous, because you never know how the standings are going to end up. Winning the TTT as a team is the best feeling. We did some preparation work in a short period of time. We could do the recon yesterday and today and we talked a lot about the tactics we wanted to deploy, but in the end you need to pull it off in the moment, which is hard work. Yet in this discipline you suffer for the whole team, and that makes it a little bit easier.

It's of course fantastic to start with this victory and we hope to keep this momentum going with the team. There are some flatter stages on which we will be aiming for a stage victory, but we also want to see where we can get as a team in the general classification.

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