If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on. Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but ev...
If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
It’s a hard race; you suffer a lot. It’s a long race, so it’s long suffering, which is worse than suffering.
Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 90-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight.
Now, having said that, if I train hard, and if everything equates the way it should in terms of my preparation, and I know that I’m where I need to be – if somebody beats me, hey, you get beat by somebody better.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.
Now, seven. For me, I have to eliminate the first six and go back to focusing on just one Tour.
But no, I’m a person who needs projects and needs to work and needs to be building something or trying to create something. Otherwise I’ll go crazy.
A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.
I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
It can’t be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
It’s nice to win. I’ll never win again. I may have to take up golf – take on Tiger.
The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down.
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that’s not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.