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Favorite quotes from a week of road racing: Porte, van Garderen, Horner, and Talansky

March 11, 2013

Realism. Perspective. These quotes from three riders in Paris-Nice and one at Tirreno-Adriatico offered up doses of both.

“Sometimes you just have to be happy with fourth, which I am.” Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) after the final stage of the 2013 Paris-Nice, via BMC Racing Team audio line.

Chris Horner at the 2012 Tour of Utah

Chris Horner at the 2012 Tour of Utah

“You always want to win, but I’d be happy with a top 10 in a field of this quality.” Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) after the uphill finish on Stage 6 into Prati di Tivo in Tirreno-Adriatico.

“For me this race [Paris-Nice], I haven’t enjoyed it. Three years ago I was a neo-pro going out the back every day with Jimmy Casper and [Yaroslav] Popovych…” Richie Porte (Sky) after winning the 2013 Paris-Nice Stage 5 at La Montagne de Lure where he pulled on the race leader’s jersey.

“Two years ago, I came here [Paris-Nice] and suffered like a dog. I was on my knees and now I am second.” Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) after finishing second overall in Paris-Nice.

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  1. Hello! cette fois-ci je laisse un commentaire car je passe souvent sur ton blog et je le trouve très bien fait! je lance moi aussi un blog et j’aimerais qu’il soit aussi bien 🙂 a bientôt

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