Dirk Demol's Discovery Channel boys rode "a nice race today, but couldn't finish it off and isn't that what it's about? The victories? According to me, the race remained closed for too long. I gave the signal to Stijn Devolder to make the race hard. There was a break where I had three men with Devolder, Hincapie and Ekimov. Second by second, Quick.Step closed the gap. I kept Max van Heeswijk in hand for the sprint but it didn't work out. Sporting revenge on Sunday in my locale..."