The last few weeks I was in Italy for the Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo. It were some hard races, but the condition is growing and I hope to be ready now for the Belgian races. To begin with the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem.
To be honest: I expected more from the Strade Bianche. But it is what it is. Maybe it was because of a lack of competition kilometers that I wasn’t that good? I’m not sure. Tirreno-Adriatico was better. I worked hard for the team and we won a stage with Julian Alaphilippe.
Then it was time for Milano-Sanremo, the first Monument of the 2021 season. It was a fast race, with the wind in the back. My job was to stay with Sam Bennett, our sprinter. He had a flat tire on the Capo Berta, so I waited for him and brought him back.
On the Cipressa it was a fight for positions and the decision was made on the Poggio. We didn’t make it, but now I feel that I’m ready for the next races. The condition is good. We will see what it will bring.