"There are tough days ahead, where we wanted to keep Demi Vollering in good position. Therefore, we wanted to save energy and see what the other teams would do. I know DSM's racing style from last year and knew they would stick to their plan. You always have to finish someone else's plate before you start yours. It's nice that we already have two stage wins under our belt, maa winning the Tour de France Femmes obviously remains the main goal."
Thanks to her third place, Lotte Kopecky increases her lead in the general classification by four seconds. "I am happy that Lorena wins this stage. It's a luxury that we can share it like this within the team. It was all hands on deck in the final. Julie van de Velde was really strong. I was shocked that it took so long to catch her, because Team dsm-firmenich was chasing her in the final. When my lead-out was over, I kept sprinting to get the maximum out of it."