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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
|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|
|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'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|
|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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