Boom: 'Wanted to attack on the final climb'
Lars Boom was not able to regain the Eneco leader's jersey from Tim Wellens. During the final stage into Sittard-Geleen the Belkin team leader tried but encountered a secure control by Lotto-Belisol. Boom also responded on the incident involving Niki Terpstra.
In some ways it was the key moment of the dag: with 32km left Terpstra pushed Belkin rider Wynants with his shoulder. "That is not according to the etiquette", the Belkin team leader confirmed. "He should have been given a yellow card for that."

Although the Dutch rider was disappointed with the final result, he lauded his teammates. "They have supported me all week and I'm proud of them", Boom said. "Today even we tried to make the race hard."

Boom even felt like attacking on the final climb. "But some people tried to block me. Still, we rode really hard today and we're all worn out after such a demanding week."

The winner of the 2012 Eneco looks back satisfied on Saturday's stage. "Last year I lost a few minutes there, but right now I claimed second there and I retained my second place overall. I surprised myself on La Redoute."