Stuart O'Grady: Famous last words

Stuart O'Grady escape, Paris-Tours 2011

I don't feel like it's my 17th year as a pro. It's gone so fast. The kids riding now were in nappies when I did my first Olympics. You sometimes take the knowledge you accumulate for granted.

I'm really proud of what I've achieved. When I started off, all I wanted to do was win gold for Australia in the Olympics. I didn't think much about being a professional - there weren't really any [Australian] pro cyclists. Once you start as a professional, everything else follows. Suddenly you're on the Tour and then I got the yellow jersey and then Paris-Roubaix.

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