Create your own Tour de France rider quotes

Missed out on the latest Tour de France press conference? Fear not, you can construct your very own interview with our cut-out-and-keep rider quotes

Media interviews
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We're not for one second suggesting that professional cyclists are now carefully drilled in presenting the perfect, sanitised answers to media questions, but there are a number of phrases that recur with scary regularity during Tour de France press conferences and interviews.

We've selected some classic phrases that you can print, cut out and then assemble into your very own rider interview, should you ever tire of reading or watching the real thing.

NB: Cycling Weekly will not be using this system to fabricate rider interviews during the Tour de France. Although we might have to after publishing this

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The Tour's the Tour
Paris is three weeks away
It's still early days
Anything can happen
We're waiting for the mountains
I'm in great shape
Paris is two weeks away
I'll give it 110 per cent
Ummmm, errrrrrr
The peloton is cleaner than it has ever been
I've got such a strong team of guys around me
I've never tested positive
This has got to be the biggest moment of my career
I'm super-happy
I've been suffering with allergies
I'm not here to talk about other riders
You guys, you always ask the same questions
We're just looking for stage wins
I'm taking it day by day
For sure
Paris is a week away
A top 10 finish would be great
It's a dream to be here
I've got goosebumps
Can I go for dinner, now?


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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.