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Hinault's retirement statement

specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
edited March 2016 in Pro race
"J'aurai 62 ans le 14 novembre, a déclaré à l'AFP le champion français. Je veux savourer ma retraite. J'ai un petit-fils qui a 16 mois et ce que je n'ai pas vécu avec mes enfants, j'ai envie de le vivre avec mon petit-fils.
Je pense que j'irai, si on veut bien de moi, au Gabon, je voudrais voir l'évolution du cyclisme africain, au Tour de l'Avenir, car ce sont des jeunes, et au Tour de Bretagne, puisque c'est chez moi.
J'ai moins de passion pour les courses des professionnels aux tactiques stéréotypées. Il n'y a plus d'improvisation alors qu'au Tour de Bretagne, ils se mettent de vraies peignées... C'est ce que le public attend. »
Et rassurez-vous, La 50ème édition vous offrira encore de belles "peignées"!!!

Does anyone know what "peignées" means in that context I know it is from to comb but does it also means hiding like a good hiding? It comes from the idea of combing wool.

He says he did not live with his children? Does he mean not seen them?

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  • I took it to mean he was on the road all the time
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  • Richrd2205Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
    I've only seen it in the context of hiding, so I quickly checked I wasn't wrong & I seem to remember right:
    http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-en ... gn%C3%A9es
    WRT "vécu", I took it to mean that he hadn't had a full or real life with his children due to sporting commitments and could like to with his grand daughter
    It's been quite a while, so this could all be mince, mind
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099

    He says he did not live with his children? Does he mean not seen them?

    I took it to mean that he wants to spend time with his grandchildren in a way he wasn't able to with his own children. presumably because he was away so much racing and training.
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