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Best Quote of 2012

AlwaystoohotAlwaystoohot Posts: 276
edited January 2013 in Pro race
Gotta be Frankie Schleck 'I was poisoned'. :mrgreen:

Why didn't Lance think of that one....
'I started with nothing and still have most of it left.'

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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,353
    evening Susan
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver wrote:
    evening Susan

    Who said that? Wiggins? :wink:
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    "I've won more Tours than Lance Armstrong now, which is brilliant."
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • 'gonna draw the raffle numbers now'

    unbeatable

    Tho the man himself does come close to beating that with his comment when following Robert Millar by winning at Crans Montana in Tour of Romandie
    'It's great, but I'm not going to start dressing as a woman'

    :lol::lol:

    (thanks to the Comic for that one)
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    "dope tests are IQ tests" and "I`m done fighting" are two that I will remember
  • pb21pb21 Posts: 2,168
    'gonna draw the raffle numbers now'

    unbeatable

    +1
    Mañana
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Tho the man himself does come close to beating that with his comment when following Robert Millar by winning at Crans Montana in Tour of Romandie
    That's a sh&t quote and I think less of Wiggins for saying it.
  • Millar is one of Wiggins' heroes and they're in contact with each other. He wrote very complimentary articles about Wiggins during the Tour, and also wrote the foreword to My Time. Therefore I doubt very much that Wiggins was insulting Millar and it certainly seems that Millar himself didnt take it the wrong way. He certainly isnt po-faced.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Yeah - I don't know the context and how it was said so may well be over-reacting - I just think that Robert Millar should be allowed to live his life how he wants to live it and it is nothing to do with me or anyone else. Good, I can go back to being a Wiggins fan-boi then!
  • :)

    I'm a big Millar fan too. No, it was just Wiggo with one of his throwaway one-liners. He thinks the world of Millar - did you see the scene in Year in Yellow where he talks about him?

    Have you read his foreword in Wiggo's book? Such a talented writer, wish he would write more for publication. It'd be brilliant if the Cycling Anthology guys could persuade him to contribute an essay in their next book next year.
  • 'The Quoteable Cyclist' - Bill Strickland

    May well have trouble finding this but keep an eye out on ebay. It's on kindle for a few quid.

    Worth a read - 300 pages of quotes (sadly involving MTB and US people also, but small). Hnadful of quotes per page.

    "One by one each man ran out of energy and collapsed under Bartali's relentless pressure. He became once again the dazzling magician of the summits, flying on the mountains, reducing to nothing all those who, moments before, were his adversaries. On this execrable planet his gracious pedaling couldn't help but exhort admiration."
    -Jacques Goddett

    And more from Goddett:
    "From snowstorm, water, ice, Bartali arose majestically like an angel covered with mud, wearing under his soaked tunic the precious soul of an exceptional champion."
    (on Bartali's 1948 TdF victory).

    "In Coppi's veins gas flows, but in Bartali only blood flows."
    -Dino Buzzati

    "Coppi? Is that the one we followed in the Giro del Piemonte? The guy who is as skinny as an asparagus? He doesn't lack courage, I'll give him that, but I think he's kind of fragile."
    -Bartali's first impression of Coppi

    And yes, I'm a Bartali admirer.

    "Raymond Poulidor wore his malediction like a virtual coat of shining armour."
    -Antoine Blondin

    "They should not have too many Romingers. That kind of guy gives the impression that he is just out there doing his job. For me, it is a passion. When I stop, I will be proud to have served and glorified the sport of bicycle racing."
    -Chiappucci on Rominger (or Contador on many Sky riders)

    "As long as I breathe I attack."
    -Hinault

    For Dave!:
    "Fignon showed me the path to follow, the discipline of respect, the art of consent."
    -Riis

    And one of my favourites:
    "My biggest fear is that they will confuse me with another racer."
    -Chiappucci
    Contador is the Greatest
  • sounds brilliant, FF, I'll look out for it.

    But one thing: you really need to get over your 'Sky riders have no passion' thing. I'm sure that if you ever had the chance to sit down with a few of them, you'd find more than enough passion for this sport to satisfy even you. Its just expressed in a different way from your hero Contador. Doesnt mean to say that you have to like any of them but you should at least understand that passion comes in different forms.
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    "He couldn't pull the foreskin off a Rice pudding!"
    cartoon.jpg
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Have you read his foreword in Wiggo's book? Such a talented writer, wish he would write more for publication.
    The book is literally at my left elbow, waiting for me to stop d!cking around on the internet and go to bed. Didn't realise the foreword was by Millar (not 300 pages long is it by any chance?!) - am going to bed now.
  • mroli wrote:
    Have you read his foreword in Wiggo's book? Such a talented writer, wish he would write more for publication.
    The book is literally at my left elbow, waiting for me to stop d!cking around on the internet and go to bed. Didn't realise the foreword was by Millar (not 300 pages long is it by any chance?!) - am going to bed now.


    Read the foreword - you'll love it
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,744
    Didnt know Jacques Goddett went to Oxford (to study; not on a day-trip).
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,744
    In my experience, self-aggrandising quotes = monumental tossers.
  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    pb21 wrote:
    'gonna draw the raffle numbers now'

    unbeatable

    +1
    +2
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    'The Quoteable Cyclist' - Bill Strickland

    May well have trouble finding this but keep an eye out on ebay. It's on kindle for a few quid.

    Worth a read - 300 pages of quotes (sadly involving MTB and US people also, but small). Hnadful of quotes per page.

    "One by one each man ran out of energy and collapsed under Bartali's relentless pressure. He became once again the dazzling magician of the summits, flying on the mountains, reducing to nothing all those who, moments before, were his adversaries. On this execrable planet his gracious pedaling couldn't help but exhort admiration."
    -Jacques Goddett

    And more from Goddett:
    "From snowstorm, water, ice, Bartali arose majestically like an angel covered with mud, wearing under his soaked tunic the precious soul of an exceptional champion."
    (on Bartali's 1948 TdF victory).

    "In Coppi's veins gas flows, but in Bartali only blood flows."
    -Dino Buzzati

    "Coppi? Is that the one we followed in the Giro del Piemonte? The guy who is as skinny as an asparagus? He doesn't lack courage, I'll give him that, but I think he's kind of fragile."
    -Bartali's first impression of Coppi

    And yes, I'm a Bartali admirer.

    "Raymond Poulidor wore his malediction like a virtual coat of shining armour."
    -Antoine Blondin

    "They should not have too many Romingers. That kind of guy gives the impression that he is just out there doing his job. For me, it is a passion. When I stop, I will be proud to have served and glorified the sport of bicycle racing."
    -Chiappucci on Rominger (or Contador on many Sky riders)

    "As long as I breathe I attack."
    -Hinault

    For Dave!:
    "Fignon showed me the path to follow, the discipline of respect, the art of consent."
    -Riis

    And one of my favourites:
    "My biggest fear is that they will confuse me with another racer."
    -Chiappucci

    Cheers Frenchie. My favourite Fignon quote, which I still agree with, despite riders wishing very much to finish career on a high, was, at GP Plouay 1993..Fignon DNFd and retired mid race and said of his DNF "nobody remembers how you finish your career, they remember what you won!"
    I agree!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,353
    So they were all from 2012 were they..?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraver wrote:
    So they were all from 2012 were they..?


    Apart from FF's...so come on then, wot you got?
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,262
    Dave_1 wrote:
    My favourite Fignon quote, which I still agree with, despite riders wishing very much to finish career on a high, was, at GP Plouay 1993..Fignon DNFd and retired mid race and said of his DNF "nobody remembers how you finish your career, they remember what you won!"
    I agree!

    Or the one you lost by 8 seconds.....
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,345
    “Ah. I remember you. You’re the guy who lost the Tour de France by eight seconds.”

    “No, monsieur, I’m the guy who won the Tour twice.”

    Laurent Fignon. Sadly not in '12 though.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 20,353
    ddraver wrote:
    So they were all from 2012 were they..?


    Apart from FF's...so come on then, wot you got?

    I went with Evening Susan...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    'The Quoteable Cyclist' - Bill Strickland

    May well have trouble finding this but keep an eye out on ebay. It's on kindle for a few quid.

    Worth a read - 300 pages of quotes (sadly involving MTB and US people also, but small). Hnadful of quotes per page.

    "One by one each man ran out of energy and collapsed under Bartali's relentless pressure. He became once again the dazzling magician of the summits, flying on the mountains, reducing to nothing all those who, moments before, were his adversaries. On this execrable planet his gracious pedaling couldn't help but exhort admiration."
    -Jacques Goddett

    And more from Goddett:
    "From snowstorm, water, ice, Bartali arose majestically like an angel covered with mud, wearing under his soaked tunic the precious soul of an exceptional champion."
    (on Bartali's 1948 TdF victory).

    "In Coppi's veins gas flows, but in Bartali only blood flows."
    -Dino Buzzati

    "Coppi? Is that the one we followed in the Giro del Piemonte? The guy who is as skinny as an asparagus? He doesn't lack courage, I'll give him that, but I think he's kind of fragile."
    -Bartali's first impression of Coppi

    And yes, I'm a Bartali admirer.

    "Raymond Poulidor wore his malediction like a virtual coat of shining armour."
    -Antoine Blondin

    "They should not have too many Romingers. That kind of guy gives the impression that he is just out there doing his job. For me, it is a passion. When I stop, I will be proud to have served and glorified the sport of bicycle racing."
    -Chiappucci on Rominger (or Contador on many Sky riders)

    "As long as I breathe I attack."
    -Hinault

    For Dave!:
    "Fignon showed me the path to follow, the discipline of respect, the art of consent."
    -Riis

    And one of my favourites:
    "My biggest fear is that they will confuse me with another racer."
    -Chiappucci

    Oh for goodness sake!!!!!! Do we have to go through all this Contador rubbish again?

    The fact remains, there was a good reason why Clentador was not at the 2012 Tour.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Read the foreword - you'll love it
    He writes so well.

    Rest of the book - bit meh - thought he was being very complimentary about Froome, but dug a couple of barbs in later on, a lot of the stuff is a rehash of what I've read in the media before, but I think Moore has done a good job at making it readable, but keeping an "authentic" voice. What is really interesting is reading Pendleton's book back to back and seeing the different takes on DB and SS. Oh - and how much BW is going to miss having Yates in the car...
  • simon_esimon_e Posts: 1,676
    mroli wrote:
    Read the foreword - you'll love it
    He writes so well.

    Rest of the book - bit meh - thought he was being very complimentary about Froome, but dug a couple of barbs in later on, a lot of the stuff is a rehash of what I've read in the media before, but I think Moore has done a good job at making it readable, but keeping an "authentic" voice. What is really interesting is reading Pendleton's book back to back and seeing the different takes on DB and SS. Oh - and how much BW is going to miss having Yates in the car...
    I read My Time last week, the foreword was the most interesting of the book.

    To be fair, I could hear Wiggins saying the words so it felt like it was his story, but it just seemed a bit... predictable. Having followed Bradley's recent years closely I'd heard/read most of it already so yes, it was a bit familiar.

    Pendleton's book is waiting on the shelf, Owen Slot's piece on VP v Meares in the Bernie's Cycling Anthology Vol 1 whet my appetite (have enjoyed it, each piece is adequately revealing but not overly long. A thread on it here). Really hoping Robert will write something for vol. 2, and 3 and....
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
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