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Favorite quotes from the peloton

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Little help needed here. I really don't know how to properly translate this typical Dutch quote :)

Tom Leezer after personally getting the Dutch team 3 extra entries for the World championships: I think I should be in the team for the Worlds now, "voor wat hoort wat"
 
ak-zaaf said:
Little help needed here. I really don't know how to properly translate this typical Dutch quote :)

Tom Leezer after personally getting the Dutch team 3 extra entries for the World championships: I think I should be in the team for the Worlds now, "voor wat hoort wat"
It's a matter of give and take? Although Leezer's version is somehow a bit more ironic.
 
"Shut up legs, and do what I tell you!" - Jens Voigt

"All we need is for five of the Astanas to be attacked by bears here in the Pyrenees. Then we can just smoke and go easy to Paris" - Jens Voigt, after being asked what it would take for Andy Schleck to win in 2009

"That's one of the moments where I can use like the few danish words I know, like when you think 'hold kæft det' åndsvagt!'*" - Jens Voigt, talking about one of Andy Schleck's many punctures during the 2009 Tour

"I'd ride a three-wheeler to get to Paris with the boys this year!" - Jens Voigt

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* Damn this is stupid
 

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ak-zaaf said:
Little help needed here. I really don't know how to properly translate this typical Dutch quote :)

Tom Leezer after personally getting the Dutch team 3 extra entries for the World championships: I think I should be in the team for the Worlds now, "voor wat hoort wat"

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You should only see this Jens Voigt, he is a man who can be holded on place by nothing . Like a big dog that scratches at the door to get out at any weather - and not just to go for walkies.

- Liberation -
 
"Sheesh, losing to a guy like Riis!!!"

Max Sciandri reacting angrily after losing a stage of the Tour to Bjarne Riis in 1993, wonder what he thought of his 96 overall victory


"He is called 'the ghost' because when he makes love to his wife, she feels nothing except the sheets":eek:

Cipo on why Andrea Noe was nicknamed 'the Ghost' from Giro 97
 
Funny Quotes

If this belongs somewhere else move it. You're mods, I can't really stop you!

So, we already have a thread dedicated to what commentators say. What about everyone else? Riders, DSes, you-name-its.

Here are a few...

Brian Holm: (During the tactical meeting before yesterday's stage) We need a couple of volunteers, Bak and Danny.

Nicki Sørensen: (After his stage win in 2009) It hasn't quite gone up for me yet...

Jens Voigt: (Before, eeh, one of this year's stages. I guess going one of the stages with rain isn't going to help much...) What's the Danish word for "****"? It's bat**** weather! You can beep it out if you want.

And of course, a pearl from Brian Holm: Er muss!
 
(Time for a revival messa thinks! :D)

Anders Lund: (Being interviewed before stage 12 of the Giro) I'd like to get in a break, but it would have to be early; once we reach the climbs there will probably be some 1.50 Columbian trying to get away.

Lars Bak: (Before today's stage) Maybe Brian Bulgac and Oliver Kaisen can keep calm today.
 
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Couple of good Robbie quotes as he retires :

"Looking back on it I was ****ing in the wind going to the tour in that era. I just wasn't fighting with equal weapons."

On giro stage 11 - 2003

"It began ****ing with rain but I was having no trouble with the corners...Once I came over the line, through the soigneurs, I grabbed a handful of back brake and did a powerslide. Pretty cool."

On tour stage 1 - 2007

"I went into the mode where I didnt see riders anymore, just gaps. I went through them, along the right past 50 guys, through the middle past 50 guys."
 
Jens Voigt ‏@thejensie
If people ask me why i always like to go solo in breakaways in the next tweet is your answer!!


Jens Voigt ‏@thejensie
Crows fly in flocks- the Eagle soars alone...

Jens Voigt ‏@thejensie
Ok looks like there is bit confusion about eagles and crows. I was referring to european golden eagles and they dont come in groups,


Jens Voigt ‏@thejensie
They fly alone or as couple with their offspring, our crows are always always in groups, Raven do fly alone but they are Raven not Crows!!
 
Chris Anker: (During the 2010 TdF, being asked how much power he had left) 27!

Chris Anker: (Before a TT) Fabian says that you have to [something I unfortunately forgot], and I gotta say he's pretty good at this.

DZ: (At Langkawi., being told than it's not part of the culture to kiss people on the podium, then asked if it would take something away from having the Yellow Jersey) My wife probably likes the no-kissing-business. I'll let her give me all the kisses when I come home!

(During a segment of the Dan's Diary from ozcycling.com)

Lloyd: (is japped on the head by a random Garmin-guy) Oh! You are gonna pay for that!
Dan: Take your front wheel off and go get 'im!
 
Great thread. My favourite quotes have already been posted by AK-Zaaf (those by Frans Verbeeck and Noël Vanthyghem): http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showpost.php?p=7927&postcount=30

Maurice Diot: I won Paris-Roubaix

Journalist: and what about Coppi?

MD: No. Coppi is out of contest. I won Paris-Roubaix

After Paris-Roubaix 1950 (admiration was intended here)

Van Steenbergen: Had he attacked but once more, I'd let him go.

Coppi: Yes, but I did not have a touch of strength left in the tank.

After Paris-Roubaix 1952

Ocaña: Never this again, I'm a cyclist, not a tightrope walker

At Paris-Roubaix, don't know which year but he dismounted on the section of Orchies.

Madiot: Paris-Roubaix is do or die [c'est marche ou crève]. It's raced at daggers drawn.

Mottet: He who does not finish Paris-Roubaix, is not a cycling rider

After he finished the race in his last year, 1994