Lizzie Armitstead on team-mate Ellen van Dijk:

“It came over the radio that Ellen should make the race harder over Oude Kwaremont.

“The race was still too much together. My plan was to go on the Paterberg, and we needed it to be more aggressive so that I could get away.

“Ellen set a really fierce pace over the Oude Kwaremont that brought everyone on their knees"