Van Aert: "It was up to me to bring Roglic to the line"
March 13 th 2022 - 17:52
"We managed to take the overall. It was harder than we hoped, harder than expected. Today was a really difficult day to control. I was lucky to take it easy yesterday, so I could focus on being there today. [Primoz Roglic] didn’t have his best legs, so it was up to me to bring him to the line. We knew we were losing time on the climb, but I think already on the last part towards the KOM, with headwind, the gap already stabilised to 20-25’’. We didn’t take too much risks on the first part on the downhill and then it was flat out into Nice. It’s always nice to take the green jersey. I won it in the Dauphiné, Tirreno, and now Paris-Nice, so maybe this Summer I can get the big one in the Tour de France. Now I’ll try to recover and be ready for the first Monument."