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Tour Words of Wisdom

A few tasty quotes from the peloton.

Stating the obvious

Tom Steels (Mapei): “Zabel seems faster than ever. He will win his stages, at least one, in this tour.”

Erik Zabel (Telekom): “There is only one reason why I’m losing: Steels is the fastest rider right now. I haven’t done anything wrong in the sprints.”

Insane European Union

Frank Høj (Francaise des Jeux) in his diary at “And then there is this Millar. He really is worth that jersey. Not that I know him very well but the Britons, and all English speaking riders, have a different attitude to cycling. They are a bit half crazy all of them and that is why they get on so well with us Danes.”

Defective maths

David Millar (Cofidis) about the team time trial: “We are all good rouleurs in our team and with the yellow jersey we have one rider more than the others.”

Abraham Olano (ONCE) on the same subject: “The TTT will be about five teams: Credit Agricole, Cofidis, US Postal, Telekom and ONCE. There will be no huge differences between them.

Brutally honest

Steffen Kjaergaard (USP) at his personal site Norcykling: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I am among those that are to be sacrificed among the first on the TTT. I will do the hard work early on before Lance and Co. put the speed up when I’m finished.”


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