Fabio Jakobsen: "This is the most beautiful victory of my career"
Fabio Jakobsen once again proved the supremacy of 'the wolfpack' in the Scheldeprijs. Jakobsen sprinted to number 24 for Quick-Step Floors and was very proud. "Putting my name on this honors list is super cool. This is the most beautiful victory in my career. All boys from the 'wolfpack' rode so hard, I had to take the win. We are in the 'winning flow' and then it goes almost by itself. I like to race through Zeeland. There are narrow dikes, a lot of turning. It was nervous, not a typical Scheldeprijs. Eventually we began the local laps with a smaller group. That I could finish this, is great."
Pascal Ackermann: "This remains the World Championship for the sprinters"
Pascal Ackermann finished second this season in the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne and had to recognize that someone was again better today. "It's a pity that again I'm so close to the win, but I'm happy with my second place. It is only the second time that I have participated in the Scheldeprijs, the new course is an improvement. But this is still the World Championship for the sprinters. If there had been a little bit more wind, I think the peloton would have been thinned out even more ", said the German of Bora-Hansgrohe afterwards.
Christopher Lawless: "Did not expect to be on the podium right away"
Christopher Lawless, rider at Team Sky, drove his first Scheldeprijs. "I knew I had the capabilities, but I did not expect to be on the podium right away. It was a difficult race, but the wind did not blow as much as expected. Even though the peloton split into pieces", concludes the British stage winner of the Coppi e Bartali.
Jens Debusschere: "I would certainly have been second"
Jens Debusschere thinks he could have done better than a fourth place. "I might have been one second too late, and then Morkov was riding next to me and I could not go full gas, I do not know if I could have won against Jakobsen, but I would probably have been second. But he would have to pass me. It was a very hectic race. I will always in the front. The team helped me throughout the day and I gave everything. It was a good training for Sunday, but the result is disappointing", said Debusschere, who goes with courage towards Paris-Roubaix.