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"I am and remain Johan Museeuw"...this is how the ....(6 posts)

"I am and remain Johan Museeuw"...this is how the ....Djudd
Apr 4, 2003 3:54 PM
Lion of Flanders started a quote on the cycling news website.In my view anything after that is not relevant, that says it all. If you think about it it answers in question you might ask him about the upcoming Ronde
"Johan to you plan to lead or support in the Ronde?"
"I am and remain Johan Museeuw"
" How's the cold?"
" I am and remain Johan Museeuw"
" Retirement plans?"
"I am and remain Johan Museeuw"

For my money, day in and day out, I'd rather watch Johan than any other rider in the peloton for the last ten years When he does retire he will be absolutely irreplaceable. Hopefully not the last of a breed...I'm looking for the resurrection of the Belgian hard man and steel in the TdF
I agree !! (nm)flying
Apr 4, 2003 4:47 PM
Yup, pure class. (nm)UcannotBsirius
Apr 5, 2003 4:09 AM
re: "I am and remain Johan Museeuw"...this is how the ....Live Steam
Apr 5, 2003 12:51 PM
"I'm looking for the resurrection of the Belgian hard man and steel in the TdF"

I love Johan myself. He truly is someone with an unyielding will to win and represents the epitome of toughness in cycling, but can you please explain the above?
re: "I am and remain Johan Museeuw"...this is how the ....Djudd
Apr 5, 2003 7:54 PM
sure my friend...among cycling archetypes is the "hard man" tempered in the kermesses of Flanders and the cold weather early season classics. Usually they were farm boys cycling for tradition and good old cash. Traditionally, they didn't compete well in the grand tours. Rik Van Steenbergen, Rik van Looy, Erik Vanderaerden,Willy Planckaert and others are all part of the type. Lately, we haven't seen too many compete the way these guys did.
The second lament is for the lack of steel bikes in the TdF
re: "I am and remain Johan Museeuw"...this is how the ....Live Steam
Apr 6, 2003 6:00 AM
How about Peter Van Petegem? Did he retire? I guess Tom Boonen is next to prove his metal. He has a great teacher to learn from.

Is anyone using the Fondriest Status Carb? Steel and very light.