Disappointed with fourth place2016-07-18
As happy as I was with my fourth place two days ago, I was even more disappointed with it today. The finale was perfect for me, the team was great and Warren went up the last climb really strong. But I just didn’t have the decisiveness and self-confidence that I need to ride a long sprint. Too bad that I couldn’t give the team more back. I think that my legs had more than fourth place in them. But I haven’t been in a situation like that in a long time and must still feel my way along.
At any rate, I was so disappointed in myself in losing this chance that I went to the bus so annoyed with myself that I didn’t even think that tomorrow is rest day and that my wife Laura and my little son Leo were waiting for me. When I saw them, my frustration was forgotten and I could be very happy again. It is super, to have them with me now.
Looking back, I can say that the finale was a real bright spot for me. I had no problem holding on to the handlebars and to pull on the cobblestones on the final climb, despite my finer. That gives me a real boost for next time. And: with this additional fourth place, I have shown that you can reckon with me up front again from now on.