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Jasper Philipsen: “We can feel proud of this”
It was clear that Wout [van Aert] and Mathieu [Van der Poel] were the strongest today. They had the best legs on the crucial parts of the race, and it was impossible for me indeed to follow them. But I also had good legs. To be 2nd while Mathieu won was a dream come true. Of course, I would like to come back and win myself, but as for today I’m going to enjoy the day.
Wout van Aert: “Like a nightmare”
It is a shame I’ve had such bad luck. I felt so good that I could attack in the Carrefour de l’Arbre… and then I punctured. It sucks because we [Mathieu Van der Poel and I] had a possibility to make it to the Vélodrome together, and I would have stood a chance for victory on a two-up sprint. But that’s life. When I punctured, it felt like a nightmare....
Mathieu Van der Poel: “One of my best days ever”
It’s incredible how we rode as a team today, with Jasper finishing 2nd. It’s impossible to do better than this. A 1-2 in Roubaix might never happen again to us, so we have to enjoy it to the fullest.
I’ve done my best Classics campaign ever. This is the last race [of my Classics campaign], and to finish it off like this is a dream. I’ve changed...
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