Sergio Henao rounded off the Ardennes Classics with a top 10 finish at Liege-Bastogne-Liege as Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) sealed an impressive solo victory.
The aim was for a podium or a victory, but one good thing I can take away is that I am in good condition, which bodes well for the Giro.
He said; “It was a really fast race and it was really important that the team were all at the front heading into the final 50 kilometres.
"We were able to achieve that which was good, and then moving towards the end it was important to follow moves. You can’t follow everything, but I was able to make the split.
Her told TeamSky.com: “Into Roche-aux-Faucons we had three guys, G, Sergio and Kwiato and Kwiato was maybe lacking just a bit of pace to follow that group.
"After that it was for Sergio to try and follow the best guys and there wasn't much we could do about Bob Jungels as Sergio had no teammates - Sergio just had to focus on the sprint.
“It looked like people were getting dropped all day, the group got smaller and smaller. Tao [Geoghegan Hart] and Lukasz [Wisniowkski) did a fantastic job for the first 180km, they did everything asked of them and while Kiryienka got a bit stuck behind a crash, he was also really good today.
"Finally, I think Wout is definitely coming back to full fitness and he is ready for the Giro."
3. Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale)
4. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida)
9. Sergio Henao (Team Sky)