7 junio, 2024

56 Quotes from Famous Cyclists to Inspire You

I leave you the best phrases about cycling from famous cyclists like Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis, Fred Perry, Fabian Cancellara, Greg LeMond, Chris Froome and many more.

The Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of Spain and the Olympic Games are the competitions most valued by cyclists, and those who said these quotes have won several of them, which shows what great competitors they were.


Phrases of famous cyclists

-The race is won by the cyclist who can suffer more. -Eddy Merckx.

-You can’t be good staying at home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are. -Steve Larsen.

-It never gets easier, you just get faster. -Greg LeMond.

-As long as I breathe, I attack. -Bernard Hinault.

-Cycling is for everyone. -Bernard Hinault.

-Push your limits and you will find where your limitations are. -Taylor Phinney.

Crashing is part of cycling, just as crying is part of love. -Johan Museeuw.

-When it hurts, that’s when you can make a difference.- Eddy Merckx.

-Pedal a lot or a little, long or short. But pedal. -Eddy Merckx.

-I won. Hurrah! I don’t have to go to school. -Eddy Merckx.

-I know that it is possible to win the Tour without taking anything. -Greg LeMond.

-Anything is possible, but you have to believe and fight for it. -Lance Armstrong.

-Cyclists live in pain. If they can’t control it they won’t gain anything. -Eddy Merckx.

-Don’t buy upgrades, upgrade. -Eddy Merckx.

-I imagine that the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire. -Lance Armstrong.

-Winning is in the heart, not only in the legs. You have to be in the right place. -Lance Armstrong.

-I am not a competitor, I am someone who drives a bicycle. -Taylor Phinney.

-Riding bicycles is a sport that goes beyond cycling. -Taylor Phinney.

-Cycling has nothing to do with the Tour de France. -Taylor Phinney.

-Good morale in cycling comes from good legs. – Sean Yates.

You don’t have to be afraid of losing. In fact, I have lost many more races than I have won. -Miguel Indurain

-When your legs get tired, you pedal with your heart. – Nairo Quintana.

I have always strived for excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something effortlessly, it’s not going to be fulfilling. -Greg LeMond.

-It’s the unknown around the corner that makes my wheels turn. -Heinz Stucke.

-For me, it doesn’t matter if it’s raining or if the sun shines or whatever: while I’m pedaling on a bike, I know that I’m the luckiest guy in the world. -Mark Cavendish.

-You can say that climbers suffer the same as other cyclists, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you’re glad to be there. -Richard Virenque.

-When my legs hurt I say: shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do! -Jens Voight.

-I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you reap, but working is something you must always do. -Miguel Indurain.

-When your legs scream «stop» and your lungs explode, that’s when it starts. Winners love it. -Chris McCormack.

-It’s nice to be recognized for achieving something in life, instead of wasting seven weeks glued to the television. -Bradley Wiggins.

-I love cycling. I’m going to keep racing as hard as I can until this body won’t allow me anything else. -Chris Froome.

-Turn an obstacle into an opportunity, turn a denial into an affirmation. -Lance Armstrong.

-There is no pill, no drug, that can do the same thing that an hour of exercise can do for you. -Greg LeMond.

-If people really want to clean up cycling, all they have to do is put their money where their mouth is. -Greg LeMond.

-Every race is a war. Every race is a fight. If you don’t go to every event with that belief, you will never be able to achieve your goals. -Fabian Cancelara.

-Cycling has given me everything. -Bradley Wiggins.

-I am riding a bicycle to carry the message of cancer to the whole world. -Lance Armstrong.

-With bicycles, you can go to new places that you have not been able to go before. Cycling has nothing to do with racing. -Taylor Phinney.

-Cycling is a therapeutic mode of transportation in which you join a machine that becomes a part of you. -Taylor Phinney.

-I am lucky to have known a lot of the world thanks to cycling. -Marianne Voss.

-Cycling gives you freedom: you just have to get on and start walking. -Bradley Wiggins.

-If you ever get a second chance in life to do something, you have to go all the way. -Lance Armstrong.

-I want to be a spokesperson to clean up cycling. I think someone has to stand up for the current generation. I am happy to be able to do it. -Chris Froome.

-The pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. -Lance Armstrong.

I don’t take anything for granted. Now I only have good days or fantastic days. -Lance Armstrong.

-There is no such thing as an easy stage. -Vincenzo Nibali.

-If you are worried about falling off your bike, you should never get on it. -Lance Armstrong.

-I spent a lot of time trying to build an organization (the Lance Armstrong Foundation which changed its name to Livestrong after his confession) to help a lot of people. -Lance Armstrong.

-Everything is possible. You may have said that you have a ninety percent chance or a fifty percent chance or a one percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight. -Lance Armstrong.

-The pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. However, if I quit, it will last forever. -Lance Armstrong.

-It is exactly what is unattainable, what differentiates a dream from an objective: goals are achievable when you fight for them. Dreams are not. Athletes should not dream, but set goals for themselves and fight for them. -Fabian Cancelara.

-I’m not competing for recognition, I’m not competing for popularity, that’s not who I am. I am focused on the result and on trying to get the best out of myself in my sporting performance. That’s what really motivates me. -Chris Froome.

I don’t want to leave my bike. I see my grandfather, now in his seventies and cycling around the world. To me that is beautiful. The bike should always remain a part of my life. -Stephen Roche.

-Cycling is not a game, it is a sport. Difficult, hard and unpleasant, and requires great sacrifices. One plays soccer, tennis or hockey. You don’t play cycling. -Jean deGribaldy.

-I won the Tour enjoying the bike, the adrenaline, being in the race and watching the wind. That thought that you always have to have in the race to be ahead. –Egan Bernal

-I believe in cycling as a show, but I also understand that in sport you always fight for victory. I do not sign a second place or a third or crazy. – Alberto counter

-Cycling has become a profession in which it is not enough to be good on the bike. You have to be good with people, with sponsors.” –Peter Sagan

-When you have a team that supports you, everything can be achieved and when you see a country supporting you, you are even more inspired. – Nairo Quintana

Phrases from authors who are fond of cycling

-Have you ever ridden a bicycle? That is something worth living for! -Jack London.

-I love riding a bicycle, and I also like to test what I can do with it. -Taylor Phinney.

-The proper number of bikes to have is N + 1, where N is the number of bikes you currently have. -Velominati.

-As a child, I had a dream: I wanted to have my own bicycle. When they gave me the bike, I felt like the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the happiest in the world. -John Lennon.

-Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you have to keep moving. -Albert Einstein.

-Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle. -John F. Kennedy.

-Learn to ride a bike. You will not regret. -Mark Twain.

-Most of the kids left their bikes in the yard overnight. I don’t. She insisted on keeping it at home. The first night I spent with her, I put her in my bed. -John Lennon.

-Melancholy is incompatible with cycling. -James E. Starrs.

-The bicycle is one of the noblest inventions of the human race. -William Saroyan.

-The bicycle is an important part of the future. It has to be. There is something wrong with the society that drives a car to go to the gym to work out. -Bill Nye.

-The bicycle is the finest mode of transportation known to man. -Adam Hart-Davis.

-When you ride a bicycle and your heart rate increases, after about 30 or 40 minutes, your mind expands, relaxes. -George W. Bush.

-Bikes are as good as guitars for attracting girls. -Bob Weir.

-When the human being invented the bicycle, he obtained the greatest of his achievements. -Elizabeth West.

-Every time I see an adult riding a bicycle, I am happy for humanity. -H.G. Wells.

-Riding a bicycle is not a matter of balance. Is it a matter of faith. -Susan Vreeland.

-Your bicycle is a discovery. Your bike is freedom. No matter where you are, when you’re on your bike, you let yourself go. -Doug Donaldson.

-And if you succumb to emotion and pedal through the park? If you keep pedaling without stopping, where could you end up? -Emmanuelle de Maupassant.

-In the interviews with cyclists that I have read and in the conversations in which I have participated, the same thing always comes up: the best part was the suffering. -Tim Krabbe.

-The bicycle saves my life every day. -Robert Penn.

-You only stay standing while you are advancing. You must have your eyes on the goal, not on the ground. I’ll call it the cyclist’s philosophy. -Susan Vreeland.

-Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the gratitude of humanity. -Lord Charles Beresford.

-Happiness can be found in simple things, like taking my nephew for a bike ride or seeing the stars. -Andrea Hirata.

-Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and escape from whatever you’re working on. -David Byrne.

-Cycling is a good way to get to know your city. -Erin O’Connor.

-Cycling is good for people from all points of view: health, well-being, and it does not harm the environment. -Jeremy Corbyn.

-Cycling clears the mind. -David Byrne.

-Once, a boy told me that if he went fast enough on his skateboard, loneliness couldn’t catch up with him. I wonder if this applies to cyclists. -Naomi Shihab.

-When the spirit is low, when the day seems dark, when the work becomes monotonous, when it seems that hope is not worth it, get on a bicycle and go for a ride, without thinking about more than the ride you are taking. -Arthur Conan Doyle.

-I discovered that when I put 100% of my energy into an impossible and intense task, when my heart was pounding intensely, when lactic acid ran through my muscles, it was…

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