Vos: “It was a fantastic feeling to get to the velodrome”

October 2 nd 2021 - 17:55

Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma): “Today, I have to be happy with second. We tried what we could and Lizzie Deignan had a very brave early attack. She gained a good advantage. From the moment I went in the finale, I knew it was gonna be very hard and I didn’t get closer than 1’15’’. At the start line, I felt the excitement from all the teams. And then, it was chaos in the first hour, to be up there. We all knew it was gonna be a big fight. My team did a great job to position me out of trouble. On the cobbles, it’s hard but it’s also about how you position. If you’re in the first five or six positions, it’s good, but you have to stay alert. Some of the sections were really slippery and muddy. Overall, it was great to do Paris-Roubaix, and once you’re racing you just give your best. And it was a fantastic feeling to get to the velodrome. I think maybe it had to be like this, with a first edition already with these conditions. The mud, the rain, it made it more epic.” 

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