bad commentator, sourpuss etc

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John Forrest Tomlinson

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I still am a big Laurent Fignon fan. Mainly for his riding. But
sometimes he says things that are classy too:

[about Greg LeMond saying Fignon would have won the 1989 Tour of
France if Fignon had used aero bars]
"it was nice of Greg to say that, but the truth is we both used our
weapons. I was slightly stronger in the mountains, he was a better
time trialist. And the difference was eight seconds, voilà"

From http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2007/jul07/jul18news3
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Tom Kunich

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"John Forrest Tomlinson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I still am a big Laurent Fignon fan. Mainly for his riding. But
> sometimes he says things that are classy too:
>
> [about Greg LeMond saying Fignon would have won the 1989 Tour of
> France if Fignon had used aero bars]
> "it was nice of Greg to say that, but the truth is we both used our
> weapons. I was slightly stronger in the mountains, he was a better
> time trialist. And the difference was eight seconds, voilà"
>
> From http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2007/jul07/jul18news3


I've often wondered why he was so obviously psychologically broken by that
loss. He had been storming all spring and was the odds on favorite to win
the Tour which he lost by only 8 seconds! He was the absolute best rider for
the entire year and yet the loss he took was far more important to him than
all of the wins.

Maybe Davey should give Laurent a good swift kick in the butt. In Fignon's
stupidest day he still had 100 times the class of LeMond. Not knocking
LeMond you understand but pointing out that Fignon was smarter than most
cyclists and yet allowed himself to be disturbed by the one constant in
bicycle racing - a loss.
 
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Davey Crockett

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"Tom Kunich" <[email protected] com> writes:


> I've often wondered why he was so obviously psychologically broken by that
> loss. He had been storming all spring and was the odds on favorite to win
> the Tour which he lost by only 8 seconds! He was the absolute best rider for
> the entire year and yet the loss he took was far more important to him than
> all of the wins.
>
> Maybe Davey should give Laurent a good swift kick in the butt. In Fignon's
> stupidest day he still had 100 times the class of LeMond. Not knocking
> LeMond you understand but pointing out that Fignon was smarter than most
> cyclists and yet allowed himself to be disturbed by the one constant in
> bicycle racing - a loss.


Actually at the time Fignon was devastated.

Remember too that he had a 50 second lead going into the final time
trial and lost 58 seconds on the day to Lemond which was incredible
for Fignon on such a short course.

Additionally, Thierry Marie, who was second on the day was also 25
seconds faster than Fignon although Thierry Marie was a Prologue/Time
Trial specialist notwithstanding his Paris-Roubaix win as an amateur.

http://www.velo-club.net/article.php?sid=5839

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