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86,493. A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. (Rejection & Cycling) Lance Armstrong
86,499. Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, OK game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down. (Rejection & Cycling) Lance Armstrong
64,827. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. (Advantage & Cheat & Cycling & Claim & Bicycle) Lance Armstrong
22,550. I can’t work in an office. I don’t like wearing suits. I like to ride. Fixed gear, steel frame, no breaks, the bike cannot coast. The peddles never stop turning. (GBH Films & Work & Bicycles) Premium Rush 2012 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Michael Shannnon & Dania Ramirez & Jamie Chung & Wole Parks & Henry O & Brian Koppelman et al, director David Koepp, opening scene courier on bike
65,168. Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. (Bicycle & Cycling) H G Wells
63,285. My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. (Amsterdam & Cycling) Terry Pratchett
65,170. When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. (Bicycle & Cycling) Arthur Conan Doyle
65,171. It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. (Bicycle & Cycling) Ernest Hemingway
96,181. There were so many kinds of racing. The straight sprints raced in heats or in match races where the two riders would balance for long seconds on their machines for the advantage of making the other ride take the lead, and then the show circling and the final plunge into the driving purity of speed. There were the programmes of the team races of two hours, with a series of pure sprints in their heats to fill the afternoon, the lonely absolute speed events of one man racing an hour against the clock, the terribly dangerous and beautiful races of one hundred kilometres on the big banked woooden five-hundred-metre bowl of the Stade Buffalo ... Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast p39
65,172. Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. (Bicycle & Cycling) John F Kennedy
65,174. Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride. (Bicycle & Cycling) Eddy Merckx
69,150. If you’re feet are on the ground, it’s not so bad. (Cycling & Bicycle) Eddie Merckx
69,122. Lance Armstrong had begun an incredible comeback before his winning streak had even begun beating the odds to recover from cancer ... Armstrong surprised everyone by winning the 1999 Tour de France ... He raced in 2000 and won again. By 2001 he was totally dominant ... In 2005 he completed an incredibly winning streak by winning his seventh Tour de France. (Cycling & Bicycle) Hall of Fame: Winning Streaks
69,123. Champion or cheat? Legend or liar? Miracle man or a master of deceit? This is the story you don’t know. The drugs. The Deception. And the damage done. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) Cycling’s Greatest Fraud, National Geographic 2013
69,124. 1999 the US Pro Cycling team …Lance Armstrong was the team’s rising star and leader. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,125. Armstrong urges them to start doping … The best team possible. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,126. EPO: a thermos full of EPO … One of his drugs tests come back positive for Cortisone. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,062. ‘To Americans, Lance Armstrong is cycling superman.’ (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) Storyville: The Lance Armstrong Story: Stop at Nothing aka The Armstrong Lie, BBC 2014, commentary
105,063. Many ex-teammates testified against Lance Armstrong. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,064. It might never have happened had he hadn’t decided to take a victory lap in 2009. The comeback: what was he thinking? (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,065. ‘The Armstrong Lie’ article offered proof that Armstrong’s first Tour win had not been clean. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,066. Pro cycling continued to suffer through doping scandals. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,067. ‘The man, Lance Armstrong from Texas, now has destroyed the field.’ (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid. UK race commentary, Col d’Aubisque
105,068. Even in 1999 Lance came close to getting caught when steroids showed up in a urine test. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,069. He [Michele Ferrari] had sources inside anti-doping labs who kept him updated on the latest tests: Ferrari’s whole programme was cloaked in secrecy. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,070. The star witness was an Italian cyclist Filippo Simeoni: in 2004 the Italian court convicted Dr Ferrari of sporting fraud forcing Armstrong to publically end their relationship. However, Ferrari’s conviction would be overturned two years later. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,071. ‘At the time I didn’t lose sleep over it.’ (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid. Armstrong
105,072. ‘Our cancer has returned.’ (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid. journalist
105,073. The undertow of Floyd’s [Landis] resentment would in the end lead to the downfall of Lance Armstrong. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
105,074. ‘He tried to wreck their lives.’ (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Doping) ibid. colleague
69,127. 2010: Armstrong’s comeback brought all of his enemies out of the woodwork. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid. under testimony
69,128. Riding high, riding free, master of your own fate, this is the way to travel. (Cycling & Bicycle) Storyville: Velorama, BBC 2014, citing black-n-white public information film
69,129. Then the Lance doping scandal erupted, and I had to put the film aside ... Why did he come back? (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) The Armstrong Lie, Channel 4 2014
69,130. ‘It’s very hard to conceal the truth for ever.’ (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,131. The comeback was not a new beginning but the beginning of the end. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,132. Armstrong’s comeback brought all of his enemies out of the woodwork. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,133. [They] were willing to be fooled ... loved the beautiful lie more than the ugly truth. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,134. In 2003 the US Department of Justice joined Floyd Landis in suing Lance Armstrong for defrauding the US Postal Service. Armstrong faces damages of over $100 million. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat & Steroids & Doping) ibid.
69,135. One man has achieved more than any other. And he did it his way. Cycling is about more than just speed. It’s about skill and strength. Heart and desire. His hunger brought him eleven Grand Tours, and three World Championships. (Cycling & Bicycle) Sporting Greats – Eddie Merckx
69,136. The finest stage racer of all time. (Cycling & Bicycle) ibid.
69,137. Merckx was a force of Nature. (Cycling & Bicycle) ibid.
69,138. He was disqualified for a positive drugs test. (Cycling & Bicycle & Cheat) ibid.
69,139. Merckx devoured his first Tour de France, taking six stage wins. (Cycling & Bicycle) ibid.
69,140. In 1974 he won his fifth Tour de France. (Cycling & Bicycle) ibid.
69,141. The greatest career cycling we will ever see. (Cycling & Bicycle) ibid.
113,317. ‘He was a huge huge talent.’ Sporting Greats: Greg LeMond, Sky Sports 2017, Richard Moore
113,318. ‘No American had ever done that [Tour de France lead] before.’ ibid. Phil Liggett
113,319. G LeMond 87:38:35 L Fignon 00:08. ibid.
113,320. ‘A legend in his own right.’ ibid. Phil Liggett