Tag Archives: Tour de France

Who Risks

“To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to hazard nothing. The  person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He … Continue reading

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Making Doors

“He makes his own doors.”    Said of a winning Tour de France sprinter “We each carry our own Tour de France inside us.”     Philippe Brunel July is always big in my house, because it’s the month when the Tour de … Continue reading

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Final Kick

Peter Sagan takes the rule book, tears it in half, and lights it on fire.”  Bob Rolle One reason the 2016 Tour de France has been so thrilling to watch is Peter Sagan, a supremely talented athlete widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper

“That’s the difference between a pro and an amateur: They just don’t quit.” Phil Liggett, sports commentator The 2016 Tour de France is in full swing: It’s considered the sports world’s most grueling test of physical endurance — and no … Continue reading

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Riding On

“All the training and time away from my wife and my family came to my head and helped me keep pushing to the end…Winning the Tour de France again gives me an unbelievable feeling.” Chris Froome, 2015champion The 2015 Tour … Continue reading

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Pure Joy!

“The tougher the squeeze, the sweeter the juice.” Bob Roll, Tour de France commentator It’s Tour de France time again around my house — and tonight did not disappoint! It was a tough stage — over 130 miles and huge … Continue reading

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1 Percent

“Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.” Jim Rohn Here’s an inspiring story: When Dave Brailsford became the General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky, … Continue reading

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Out There

“You have to be in it to win it.” Lottery tag line I love watching the Tour de France, not just because of all the gorgeous French countryside floating through my TV screen, but because of all the drama and … Continue reading

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Crack, Refocus

“Persistence wins all races.” Tour de France veteran “Crack, refocus. Crack, refocus.” That’s how seasoned Tour de France rider Chris Horner characterized what it’s like in the “peleton” — the main field of riders — on a hard day in … Continue reading

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Think Forward

The Tour de France is huge at my house. My son, Alex, is a competitive cyclist, so we enjoy following the Tour and all its colorful drama. Chills, spills — you name it! Every year the Tour starts off with … Continue reading

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