I am very, very proud of my first podium placing in one of the five Monuments. The third place yesterday in Lüttich-Bastogne-Lüttich was a super end of the Ardennes Classics for me. Everything was demanded from us riders once again. We were underway for five and a half hours in, at times, pouring rain, hail and temperatures of about 5 degrees. That was a real fight. At times I could not feel my hand, but fortunately the weather improved in the finale. The team did a really great job yesterday and really supported me fully. With Davide and me on the podium, we can see a very positive conclusion in the Ardennes.
Now it is time to chill before I am off to the Tour of California. I already look forward to a sunny race and the great fans in the States. Yours, Maximilian.
Photo: Roth Foto | Liege-Bastogne-Liege | 28 Apr 2019