"It was a crazy hard day. Already this morning, I believed I could win on these wet roads. I had a rough year, especially after the Spring classics, so to come back and take my first Grand Tour win means a lot. I told myself, if I won a Grand Tour stage, I would dedicate it to my mom, who passed away, but it can wait. This is for Tijl de Decker and for the team, who has been having a really hard time."