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Gregorio
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by Gregorio

Training is like fighting with a Gorilla. You don't stop when you're tired. You stop when the Gorilla is tired.

-Greg Henderson Team Sky

Everyone has a favorite quote. So post them here. I know there are lists of quotes from Jens Voigt that can easily be found and I am not saying they are not great, but I don't want this to turn into a Jens list.

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hockinsk
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I always liked this quote written about the rivalry between Bartli & Coppi

Curzio Malaparte wrote:Bartali belongs to those who believe in tradition... he is a metaphysical man protected by the saints. Coppi has nobody in heaven to take care of him. His manager, his masseur, have no wings. He is alone, alone on a bicycle... Bartali prays while he is pedalling: the rational Cartesian and sceptical Coppi is filled with doubts, believes only in his body, his motor.

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Italian journalist talk to Bruseghin after his victory at a Giro's stage (I guess the ITT);

journalist: "I bet you're happy for this victory but you must celebrate with water as you must ride tomorrow".
Bruseghin: "water?? what is water???"

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by Tapeworm

"It doesn't get easier, you just get faster."
"Physiology is all just propaganda and lies... all waiting to be disproven by the next study."
"I'm not a real doctor; But I am a real worm; I am an actual worm." - TMBG

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Obviously the famous Coppi one is:

Question: Do cyclists take la bomba (amphetamine)?
Answer: Yes, and those who claim otherwise, it's not worth talking to them about cycling.
Question: And you, did you take la bomba?
Answer: Yes. Whenever it was necessary.
Question: And when was it necessary?
Answer: Almost all the time!

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by ras11

Tapeworm wrote:"It doesn't get easier, you just get faster."


That would be Greg LeMond if I'm not mistaken.
:-) Toys-R-Us

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by bricky21

Good idea for a thread :thumbup:

I'm not quite sure where it came from, but here is one of my favorites.

You learn to win, by learning to loose.

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by Willier

Q: Jens, what do you say to your legs?
Jens Voigt: Shut up legs!

What a legend! :mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2GXeHbsG40
"Smart may have the answers, but stupid have all the interesting questions."

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Willier wrote:Q: Jens, what do you say to your legs?
Jens Voigt: Shut up legs!

What a legend! :mrgreen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2GXeHbsG40


...which came from this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UncELpyKQLU
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It's my signature
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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I only remember the Coppi ones i'm afraid:

"Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike"

-Fausto Coppi (when a reporter asked him what it
takes to become such a great champion

Age & treachery will overcome youth and skill

Merckx wanted to win every race he started, and he almost did!
Coppi was more modest, but when he wanted to win, only an accident could stop him.

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"Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades."
"Physiology is all just propaganda and lies... all waiting to be disproven by the next study."
"I'm not a real doctor; But I am a real worm; I am an actual worm." - TMBG

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Tapeworm wrote:"Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades."


HILL REPEATS ;)

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I was bashed for pushing "HILL REPEATS" in the training forum by Tapeworm and Devinci...AMAZING
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree

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by flying

Jacques Anquetil’s recorded comment is that:
“You would have to be an imbecile or a crook to imagine that a professional cyclist who races for 235 days a year can hold the pace without stimulants”


Anquetil also reportedly stated:
“For 50 years bike racers have been taking stimulants. Obviously we can do without them in a race, but then we will pedal 15 miles an hour (instead of 25). Since we are constantly asked to go faster and to make even greater efforts, we are obliged to take stimulants”


Anquetil was infamous for smoking and drinking, and he uttered among the most often cited quotes in Tour history: "You can't ride the Tour de France on mineral water."

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