Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “When you know some teams are going to try, it’s better to try yourself”
May 3 rd 2023 - 17:08 [GMT + 2]
Yesterday we were not that far off the win, and today’s stage was a new chance. The crosswinds made the race very hard. I’m very thankful that my team brought me in this position to the final, and very happy that I could finish it off.
We are not really surprised of how aggressive the race was. When you know that echelons are going to happen, you know some teams are going to try, and it’s better to try yourself in order not to be the surprised one. In Holland we are sorted of used to this, so we have some good experience on this kind of race. We were prepared for the crosswinds, but of course you still need to focus. In the beginning we were relaxed, but suddenly we had to switch on and get ready for the action. It turned out to be a constant-, high-speed race. As we were pushing, I thought the race was being hard for everybody – that everyone was suffering.
After the nice team victory in the first stage, we have to enjoy this one too… and prepare for the next stages!