“I’ve just been asked if I’d race the #OlympicTimeTrial tomorrow (so many crashes in road race..). No TT bike etc. What do you guys reckon?” Namibian rider, Dan Craven, outsources the decision-making to his 14,000-strong Twitter following. — Craven again, reacting to the remarkable new WR set in the women’s 10,000m in Rio. — “They … More Classic Cycling Quotes: Rio Edition
Eurosport’s Carlton Kirby was back to his best during the Stage 1 team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico. Commenting (positively) on the hugely simplified 2016 Androni-Sidermec team kit this is what he had to say about the old one: “It used to be ‘give me a tenner and you can have your logo on our jersey.’ Really, it … More Classic Cycling Quotes #128
Geraint Thomas is well known for his candour. Here he eloquently explains the finer details of why Team GB couldn’t quite deliver as Australia claimed the rainbow stripes in the men’s Team Pursuit today 😉
Had a good laugh over coffee this morning with a few of the guys from Australia’s largest masters-only cycling club, Waratah Masters CC. Given many of their members, well, aren’t exactly spring chickens – with the various ailments and health issues such ‘life experience’ invariably brings – one chap, Dennis, suggested perhaps the club needed a new … More Classic Cycling Quotes #125
As a Belgian, winning Flanders for the first time is far more important than wearing the maillot jaune in the Tour.” Johan Museeuw
One of our all-time favourite quote machines was back to his very best before the start of Tirreno-Adriatico this week, this time taking to Facebook. Ladies and gentlemen, the incomparably eloquent Mark Cavendish: “After 4 days of having my entire body fall out of my arse, I think the first few days of Tirreno Adriatico are … More Classic Cycling Quotes #121: Cav’s back
“The relationship between two leaders in a cycling team can be like an exotic fruit – once mishandled, bruised forever.” Irish sports journalist David Walsh explains the ongoing challenges faced by Team Sky having to manage Chris Froome and Brad Wiggins, in his fascinating fly-on-the-wall book, Inside Team Sky.
“I’ve known several elite riders who underpinned hours of detailed, committed training a day with a diet that would have embarrassed an eight-year old trapped overnight in a sweet shop.” Former pro cyclist from Northern Ireland, Michael Hutchinson in his book, Faster.
“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 … More Classic Cycling Quotes #107 & #108