Niki Terpstra: "Sagan was just too strong"
April 8 th 2018 - 18:24
“We did a pretty good race but Peter [Sagan] made a very good attack at the right moment. It’s impossible to be 257km at the front. We have avoided crashes for a while as we knew that the first cobbled sections were muddy but we were not at the front at the moment of Sagan’s attack. It’s not only Quick Step that makes the race. Cooperation was pretty good in the chase. We worked well together until the last three kilometers. I can’t complain about the lack of cooperation. Peter was just too strong. We couldn’t catch him. I attacked before the last cobbled section to grab the third place as we realized we were not racing for the win anymore.”