Kiryienka remembered Tondo’s attitude. “He loved cycling, he loved suffering and he loved winning. The dedication today was the best way to remember him.” Kiryienka had the legs for a good result. “I was happy to be the one who made it because the whole team wanted to pay tribute to him. That is why we stayed in the Giro and why the other part of the team stayed with his family.” Kiryienka was very emotional when he talked about Tondo.