Mathieu van der Poel: This is the first time that I've raced this distance in the rain. It was raining all day, it was very cold and it was a very hard race.
- "All of sudden I had no strength anymore in my legs. I don't think that I made any mistakes today. I was in the right group but all of a sudden the tank was empty."
- "It's a world championship that I'll remember for a long time. Every rider who rode it will remember it for a long time. I was in a good group and I did everything right but all of a sudden I had nothing more."
- "I felt good, it was really good and then all of a sudden it was all gone. When I let the group go I was really dizzy and empty but in the last few kilometres, I felt good again. It was really strange."
Cycling News, World Championships: Bad weather gallery, September 29, 2019.