"I felt really good in the race today and the team performed really well so it’s a nice reward to be on the podium after a day of hard work. But after the race, I was a bit in a state of shock. Eva [van Agt] crashed on the downhill and it was really not nice to see. I just hope she’s alright and my thoughts at the moment are fully with her. We had a good cooperation in the front group, trying to build a gap as big as possible before the finale. The ambition was to win the stage. We came really far… Maybe next time it will work out!"