The AG2R Citroën Team rider got a better feeling from his theoretical leader Benoit Cosnefroy, took responsibility in the final part and took the win: "Yes, with a great job by the team, they controlled the breakaway until 5 kilometres from the end and then they took me to the sprint. With two laps to go I told them that I felt really good and I swapped for Benoit Cosnefroy. So I did the sprint that I like, fifty seconds at full gas, it was a perfect finish."
Taking a victory ahead of riders of great quality like Marc Hirschi was something to be expected in a race like today's because of its characteristics. Now the team will try to close the season by winning the Veneto Classic on Sunday:
"I have a good punch, I worked a lot, there was a period when I felt really bad, it was shitty a few days ago, but I was able to win. Now we'll go for the Veneto Classic on Sunday to try to get another win, it's difficult for me, but we have a good hand with Benoit and Andrea."