Lippert: "Proud and relieved"
April 19 th 2023 - 13:16
Liane Lippert (Movistar Women): "This podium is really important for me. This is a race where I’ve already been close a few times, this is my best result here and I want to win this race in the future. I started the Mur a bit further back and I didn’t want to follow Demi [Vollering] directly or I might explode. But I managed to move up, I’m proud of what I did and in the final metres she was just stronger. I’m also a bit relieved with this podium. I think I’ve been on a really high level since the beginning of the season but it didn’t show in the results. I’m excited about our combination with Annemiek [van Vleuten]. We’re not that similar. She’s more about longer climbs, and she can do a 100km solo and win. I’m really explosive, so these classics suit me, and I also have a strong sprint in the end. The season is long. I’m hungry for more now."