He was involved in a crash with Mathieu Van der Poel, "I'm not sure if it was shown on television, but if it was, the rest probably know what happened better than I do. Mathieu fell, I tried to avoid him, but it was slippery, so I fell too. I'm ok, I hope he is also ok. He finished, so I don't think he's in too much pain," he said in post race interview.
He quickly recovered from the crash and continued to pedal. "I thought: I'll just push on. I had a good start and wanted to keep my own rhythm. It's a tough lap. Because of those climbs, the last laps were tough. Eli and Lars were getting closer, so I had to keep the gap until the finish. I had it under control, I didn't need to win by 30 seconds. Fifteen seconds is enough too, but they were strong the last laps."
He is looking forward to competing with Wout van Aert in Antwerp World Cup tomorrow and maybe adding one more win to his list. "It will be a nice race. There is a lot of sand. I don't like that very much, but I hope to compete with Wout and Mathieu. It's not my course, but if I can compete with them, that would be nice," concluded Pidcock.