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

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
Nigel Wynn

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.