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Best Quotes of Le Tour 2010

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Races, Tour de France

The Tour de France engenders a great deal of emotion on the part of the fans, the commentators and, most importantly, the riders. Here is an accumulation of some of the best quotes from the 2010 Tour de France thus far:

  1. My stomach is full of anger and I want to take my revenge. — Andy Schleck (via USA Today)
  2. Having things organized is for small-minded people. Genius controls chaos. — Jens Voigt (via Team Saxo Bank video)
  3. If I had attacked one more time I would have dropped myself. — Andy Schleck (via Epoch Times)
  4. Jens for sure is one bad ass mofo. — Dave Zabriskie (via @jaredeborn on Twitter)
  5. Oh man, it’s going to take days to kill all these people. — Jens Voigt (via Bicycling.com)
  6. Want me to be honest with you? I’m F***ed, mate! — Bradley Wiggins (via ESPN)
  7. If John Gadret is found dead in his hotel room in the morning, I will be probably be the primary suspect. — Nicolas Roche (via New York Times)
  8. After they checked my bike, I said, You should also check the motor: me! — Fabian Cancellara (via Associated Press)
  9. I think fairness comes before being selfish. . . There’s other things to think about than the yellow jersey. — Fabian Cancellara (via sfgate.com)
  10. This is a bike race, not a gladiator’s arena. — Race Official Jean-Francois Pescheux on Mark Renshaw (via Yahoo News)
  11. I never imagined I would be removed from any race especially the Tour de France. I pride myself on being a very fair, safe and a straight-up sprinter and never in my career have I received a fine or even a warning. — Mark Renshaw (via Technorati)
  12. I’ll miss Mark in the bedroom. That doesn’t sound right, does it? — Mark Cavendish on Mark Renshaw
  13. Contador just gained a great chance to win, but he lost the chance to win greatly. — Cervélo team owner Gerard Vroomen (via Twitter)
  14. We’re witnessing the death throes of a great stage racer. — Phil Liggett on Lance Armstrong (overheard on Versus during Stage 16)
  15. Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail. Today I was the nail. I have 20 days now to be the hammer. — Lance Armstrong (via Associated Press)
  16. The Tour will be decided on the Tourmalet. The first man at the top will win the Tour. — Andy Schleck (via Yahoo News)
  17. If we waited every time something went wrong, we’d still be at stage 3 by now, waiting for someone to adjust their underpants. — Cadel Evans (via Herald Sun)
  18. Get off me! Get off me! — Lance Armstrong (via ozcycling.com)
  19. If you draw your sword and drop it, you die. —Ryder Hjesdal (via Pedal)
  20. While I’m not very talented at cooking, I am very talented at eating. — Jens Voigt (via Bicycling)
  21. Whoever wants to make a polemic out of this can do it freely. I have fallen in this Tour, I fell during the Giro, I have had mechanical problems, and nobody ever waited for me. I think we are turning cycling into a baby’s playpen and that’s what happens in these circumstances. — Carlos Sastre (via Velo News)

There’s much more racing and commenting to come, so stay tuned . . . .

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