191| Alejandro VALVERDE
Valverde: “I had great legs”
Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): “For sure I’m in a great condition. I’ve been feeling good since the Volta a Catalunya and I’ve showed it again today. I’m really happy to be so close to the best, Primoz [Roglič] and Julian [Alaphilippe]. I had great legs but I had to make a big effort to get back because I was in a bad position entering the Mur. I’ve been second, I’ve won five times, I had to be third too! I don’t know [if it’s the last time I race the Flèche Wallonne]. I feel great and I don’t know if I’ll...
181| Primož ROGLIC
Roglič: “I was just there, why not attack?”
Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma): “Julian [Alaphilippe] caught me and passed me so he was definitely the strongest. Congrats to him, he deserves to win. It was a hard climb in the finish. I was just there, why not attack? With legs a little bit stronger, maybe I could have won but congrats to Julian. There isn’t much philosophy in the last climb: if you have the legs, you go. It was a nice race, it went fast. For sure I’m happy with my shape going into Liège. You always want to win but I’m happy with my level and I’m definitely looking forward...
51| Julian ALAPHILIPPE
Alaphilippe: “This one really feels good”
Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step): “I wanted to show people I was strong in the head. I haven’t won a lot since the beginning of the season, it was important to me to raise my arms again. I wanted so much to win again on such a hard race. I’m proud of my teammates, they did a wonderful job to put me in the best position. Mikkel Honoré dropped me in perfect conditions at the bottom of the Mur de Huy. Then, the legs do the talking. I knew it wasn’t gonna be easy with Roglič, Valverde and everyone in my wheel. This one really feels good,...
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