Oliver Naesen: "I did my best
"I have no regrets. I did my best to be on the podium. I never took the race the wrong way. In the sprint, I had room to produce my effort. I was never able to pass Julian's back wheel. I saw who was going to win Milan San-Remo and I couldn't do anything. It's a funny feeling! I feel very strong right now, I'm not stressed at all. I'm comfortable and I'm trying to make sure that my teammates are as well. We ran well together all day, and we passed the Cipressa perfectly. After a very good Paris Nice, I expected to be at the front today. With the legs I have right now, I'm looking forward to the Flandriennes starting next week with the E3 BinckBank Classic and Gent Wevelgem."[/su_quote]
Second in Milan San-Remo, Oliver Naesen signed his first podium on a cycling Monument. This is the third podium for the AG2R LA MONDIALE team on this type of event since last year. Silvan Dillier finished second in Paris-Roubaix and Romain Bardet finished third in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
All the team at the arrival
Our seven riders have all crossed the finish line today in San-Remo. Behind Clément Venturini (24th), who was participating for the second time, Romain Bardet (50th), Larry Warbasse (70th), Dorian Godon (92nd), Nans Peters (129th) and Julien Duval (151st) finished the Primavera for their first time.