Philipsen: "A fun week"
November 6 th 2022 - 17:40 [GMT + 9]
Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck): "It’s a really nice feeling, it’s been a while and there was a really good atmosphere with so many people in Saitama. I had good legs today and this kind of criterium suits me well. I was happy with how things went. I knew I was normally the fastest in the front group [against Vingegaard and Thomas]. I was hoping for a sprint and I just couldn’t let them go. It was the perfect scenario for me. I had some fun this week, learning about the Japanese culture and sharing new experiences. I think it’s the best season of my career, with two victories in the Tour de France as the big highlights."