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post #1 of 18
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Here is a recent photo of Miguel Indurain training with his 14 year-old son.




http://estaticos01.marca.com/imagene...rtadilla_0.jpg

And here is the news form MARCA

Marca.com
post #2 of 18

Re: Indurain training witgh his Son

Wow that's an interesting prospect for the future. He basically says in the interview that he is really happy that his son has decided to race bikes. He's tried other sports like football & karate but has settled on bike racing. He's only 14 and physically he is still developing other kids the same age as his son maybe more developed. He has good long legs and handles the bike well. Miguel says he himself developed slowly too.

Definitely one to watch out for in a few years.
post #3 of 18

Re: Indurain training witgh his Son

I remember when his son was born!

He's 14 already.

Life is flying by.
It will be interesting to see how he fares.
I hope that he inherits his father genes and not his uncle Prudencio's cycling genes!
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by limerickman View Post
I remember when his son was born!

He's 14 already.

Life is flying by.
It will be interesting to see how he fares.
I hope that he inherits his father genes and not his uncle Prudencio's cycling genes!
I think that inheriting his father genes alone would not be enough to make him a champion. I personally doubt the boy will ever be Champ. He may reach the professional ranks however and be another Axel Merckx. I say this because when you take a look at other champions you see that most of them have one thing in common: they originate for very modest poor families, enviroment and know what working hard is. Indurain's son knows his life is already solved as his father is a millionare. Of course he has the preasure of being his son and everybody is going to compare him with his father, but if he fails well, it is not going to be a tragedy for him.
post #5 of 18

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I think that inheriting his father genes alone would not be enough to make him a champion. I personally doubt the boy will ever be Champ. He may reach the professional ranks however and be another Axel Merckx. I say this because when you take a look at other champions you see that most of them have one thing in common: they originate for very modest poor families, enviroment and know what working hard is. Indurain's son knows his life is already solved as his father is a millionare. Of course he has the preasure of being his son and everybody is going to compare him with his father, but if he fails well, it is not going to be a tragedy for him.
Unfortunately, you inherit your mitochondria from your mom, and not from your dad, so you could be right but for a different reason .
post #6 of 18

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I think that inheriting his father genes alone would not be enough to make him a champion. I personally doubt the boy will ever be Champ. He may reach the professional ranks however and be another Axel Merckx. I say this because when you take a look at other champions you see that most of them have one thing in common: they originate for very modest poor families, enviroment and know what working hard is. Indurain's son knows his life is already solved as his father is a millionare. Of course he has the preasure of being his son and everybody is going to compare him with his father, but if he fails well, it is not going to be a tragedy for him.

Maybe a valid point, but then again if you want something enough, and the talent is there, then you can achieve it.

There are other cases outside of cycling where father and sons have both done extremely well
post #7 of 18

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Unfortunately, you inherit your mitochondria from your mom, and not from your dad, so you could be right but for a different reason .
As long as he gets his dad's lungs he'll do alright.
post #8 of 18

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I think that inheriting his father genes alone would not be enough to make him a champion. I personally doubt the boy will ever be Champ. He may reach the professional ranks however and be another Axel Merckx. I say this because when you take a look at other champions you see that most of them have one thing in common: they originate for very modest poor families, enviroment and know what working hard is. Indurain's son knows his life is already solved as his father is a millionare. Of course he has the preasure of being his son and everybody is going to compare him with his father, but if he fails well, it is not going to be a tragedy for him.
Very true, I've never thought about it like this.
post #9 of 18

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Unfortunately, you inherit your mitochondria from your mom, and not from your dad, so you could be right but for a different reason .
genetic doping might be the next thing to come...
M. Indurain standing on his pedals on a climb was not often seen in racing, nice picture
post #10 of 18

Re: Indurain training with his Son

You want genes, how about Taylor Phinney's?
post #11 of 18

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Miguel still looks like he could a few miles on the rothar (Irish for bike).
post #12 of 18
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Hello all,

 

3 years later after the last post on this thread.

 

Well, Indurain's son is now 17 years old, and had just become regional Champion of Navarra in both TT and road race, junor category.

 

Phisically the son looks just like the father, tall and heavy, time will tell if he is a winner too.

 

 

http://deportes.terra.es/elcuentaquilometros/blog/2013/06/21/indurain-la-saga-continua/

post #13 of 18
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Hello all,

 

3 years later after the last post on this thread.

 

Well, Indurain's son is now 17 years old, and had just become regional Champion of Navarra in both TT and road race, junor category.

 

Phisically the son looks just like the father, tall and heavy, time will tell if he is a winner too.

 

 

http://deportes.terra.es/elcuentaquilometros/blog/2013/06/21/indurain-la-saga-continua/

 

And Miguel junior cycles a Pinarello just like his father did grin.png

post #14 of 18
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More that on Indurain's son. For those of you who can read Spanish:

 

http://www.abc.es/deportes/20130618/abci-indurain-hijo-201306172019.html

post #15 of 18

Hope Jr has thick skin and an even keeled psyche, because every mention of his name and cycling achievement will be compared to dad's.  Not an easy thing in sport or life.

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