Ion Izagirre: "I felt better than at La Flèche Wallonne. It's a long, intense race where the management of the effort is delicate. After the crash, I tried to follow the pace of the strongest riders before finishing in a third group."
Guillaume Martin: "It was a bit of a strange day. The race changed quite a bit when I crashed. I fell head first and my neck hurt a bit. I had to do a chase to get back. The feeling was pretty good up to that point, a bit of breathing difficulty with, I think, the pollen. In the end it was a difficult day."
Thierry Marichal, sport director: "We are obviously a bit disappointed because I think we had a strong team at the start of the race, unfortunately we didn't manage to get a result. Until the Roche aux Faucons we were good, and when it really started, we didn't have the legs to follow the best. We didn't get the result we wanted this morning and it's a bit of a shame."