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    It was very quiet at the hotel, as if there had been a death in the family. When you have quit the Tour, nobody really knows what to say or do. (...) Everything I'd previously achieved meant nothing; all I was now was a pro rider who couldn't finish the Tour de France.

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    Acting is like racing, you need the same concentration. You have to reach inside you and bring forth a lot of broken glass. That's painful.

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    Putting down the power right from the whistle would be ugly and brutal, but it would get the job done. He wanted to tell her that, but this was the thing with coaching: you had to step back at exactly the moment you ached to step forward.

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    The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other, he understood, but to be with each other.

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    I want to be the best race horse around when I grow up, Mama. You can be, Charlie, as long as you are willing to try your best and not give up when you have a bad day.

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    Well, good afternoon, sunshine. How are you feeling?" "Like something the cat dragged in, then dragged back outside to leave in the rain, and mud, then the lightning hit it, and burned it, and the cat came back to tear it into pieces, before burying it.

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    After 20 years of racing career the most important lessons I learned is that you need to have the passion and really love to ride your bike every day at the highest level. Also, for me personally, my goal was to always try to beat another generation, to try to beat the sport again. Trying to develop myself even when I was 37 years old.

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    Alboreto has dropped back up to fifth place.

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    And I guess the thing that I really sort of rely on in me is that I love racing and I love competing and so I know that you know when the time comes and the pressure's on and I have to swim well, I'm sort of able to pull it out and sort of get the best out of myself.

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    Americans don't pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren't sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn't get anybody's pulse racing.

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    A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.

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    All Politicians should be required to wear uniforms like Racing Car Drivers with patches showing the donations received from special interest groups so we know who has paid them off!

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    At the end of the day I'm not racing for recognition, I'm not racing for popularity, that's not who I am. I'm focused on the result and trying to get the best out of myself from a sporting capacity. That's what really motivates me.

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    Can you giggle while racing for your life and protecting a six-year-old? I can.

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    CART is one of the safest racing series in the world.

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    Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.

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    As far as cheating goes, they'll never stop it. The only way it can be done successfully, only one person can know about it.

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    Ever since I've been racing, I've always been the young guy.

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    Driving is something really special for me. Even women doesn't excite me as much as racing cars! I guess I'm just becoming old.

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    [Formula One] is entertainment and it competes with other entertainments - and not with other racing formats. It competes with people's time on a weekend. So you have to deliver.

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    Footballers are kept in such a bubble that horse racing is a release.

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    [Formula One racing] will be very different - as the technology will be very different and that will make fans consume it in a completely different way. I said before that I believe that Virtual Reality will hit it big time.

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    Cruelty is the luxury of those who have nothing to do, like drugs or racing stables.

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    Going to car racing school was phenomenal.

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    From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy.

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    Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing.

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    Guys, you can date whomever you want, but marry a girl who can back up a trailer.

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    Golf is more exacting than racing, cards, speculation, or matrimony. In almost all other games you pit yourself against a mortal foe; in golf it is yourself against the world: no human being stays your progress as you drive your ball over the face of the globe.

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    How smartly September comes in, like a racing gig, all style, no confusion.

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    Horse racing is animated roulette.

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    Horse racing is really much more intimidating than anything having to do with literature. When I had horses at the racetrack, I would wake up in terror in a way that I would never wake up while working on a novel.

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    I am not motivated by recognition, I just do things I like doing - racing, shagging, eating and drinking.

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    I am focused on racing. I enjoy it. It's a great feeling to be back fighting for the title.

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    I don't play racing games, unless it's 'Mario Kart.

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    I am a racer. I'm not a race car driver. I am a racer. I race. That's what I do. I don't go on vacations. I don't take my family on vacations because I don't have a family. My family is the racing family.

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    I come from an ordinary family - my dad is a carpenter, a roof-maker - and we've always loved racing together.

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    I don't put anything in front of taking ski racing and sports seriously.

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    I don't tend to listen to music in training, except maybe the radio in the gym. I do use music prior to racing though; it helps to fire me up plus it's good for blocking out the distractions around me.

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    If at first you don't succeed, then drag racing isn't for you.

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    I don't see myself racing at 50 years old. I enjoy racing, and that has been my whole life. But one day I will take time to look at other things. I know that everything has an end date, even life, and I also have a family and there are other things to enjoy than trying to be first into the corner and fastest out.

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    I feel safe when I'm on the racetrack, I really do. I know that I'm surrounded by the best drivers in the world. That's something you can't say when you're driving down the interstate.

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    If CART continues on, it's just going to drag all of open-wheel racing down.

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    I enjoy racing so much. Ever since I was 8 or 9, I trained every stroke, because it was the only way I could race a lot.

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    If you'd bothered to ask me, Clark, if you'd bothered to consult me just once about this so-called fun outing of ours, I could have told you. I hate horses, and horse racing. Always have. But you didn't bother to ask me. You decided what you thought you'd like me to do, and you went ahead and did it. You did what everyone else does. You decided for me.

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    If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to. If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again.

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    If you don't come walking back to the pits every once in a while holding a steering wheel in your hands, you're not trying hard enough

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    If we fail to provide boys with pro-social models of the transition to adulthood, they may construct their own. In some cases, gang initiation rituals, street racing, and random violence may be the result.

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    I grew up racing off-road trucks. They were on road courses with jumps. I made a name for myself in that style of racing.

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    If you're onstage and you're improvising and nothing's happening, people are racing for the door. But the director can go shopping later and pick up pieces and moments and insert them.

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    I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.