"The team rode a beautiful race today. We did everything right and they gave everything for me all day. I hit a patch of something on the road, I don't know exactly what happened - it was like falling out of a tree - and down I went. Before I knew it, it was over. I think there were tears in my eyes before I hit the floor. I'm just so sorry. I know in my heart we did everything we could have to get me where I needed to be. I'm heartbroken I couldn't deliver the win for the team but I'm proud of how they rode for me and of Tom finishing 6th. We'll just have to come back next year and try again."