“With each crash we slowly lose the fearlessness of a child. Caution, which blossoms with maturity, has lengthened my career but also may have cost me victories.”
“Whatever our daily suffering, every rider in the race holds on to a shred of hope and belief. Maybe tomorrow will be our lucky day, where everything will go right…”
Retired Canadian professional cyclist, Michael Barry, in his biography, Shadows on the Road. Between 1999 and 2012 he rode for teams including US Postal, T-Mobile/HTC Highroad and Team Sky. In October 2012 he was suspended for six months after admitting to doping during his time with US Postal.