Steel4Ever said:Nope. But I would still like to see me racing!
I was kind of like Valverde (no, not doped nor Spanish) -- I could climb and sprint -- always top 3...but really sucked at crits!
C'est La vie!
Bag_O_Wallet said:Maurice Garin.
Steel4Ever said:"His first true professional win was in a 24-hour race in Paris in 1893 (age 22). It was held on the Champ de Mars, site of the Eiffel Tower. The riders competed, as was the custom, behind a succession of pacers. The event took place in February and the cold drove out riders one after the other. Garin rode 701 km in 24 hours (29km/hr), beating the only other rider to finish by 49 km.
Garin said he had survived on:
lots of strong red wine
19 litres of hot chocolate
seven litres of tea
eight cooked eggs
a mix of coffee and champagne
five litres of tapioca
two kilos of rice
Ha! Love it!
Let's see even ONE modern pro try that shizzle!
Maybe only badboy Tom 'Nose Candy' Boonen could handle it.