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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Great old photo from Paris-Nice on cycling news

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... ice/253858


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Just finished "Slaying the Badger" which, is nothing to do with the Wind in the Willows. That bloke was a nutter, in the best possible way.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:43 pm 
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mixed feelings here ...
great to see the determination, passion and character of the man
not too keen on violence tho'


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:24 pm 
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I think they still have him on the Tour still so he can remove random people that occasionally gatecrash the jersey presentations at the end of the stage.

I don't do violence (apart from abusing my legs on the bike) but the man is a legend.

IIRK Laurent Fignon had a fair bit to say about him in his autobiography.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Am fairly sure he removed someone from the tour podium in recent years.and i would have loved to have been a fly on the wall,when fignon laughed at his attacks in tne tour.rip laurent


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:22 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
Am fairly sure he removed someone from the tour podium in recent years.and i would have loved to have been a fly on the wall,when fignon laughed at his attacks in tne tour.rip laurent


Yes, it was in Paris this year when they were presenting the maillot jaune to Wiggo. A random bod came up an shook Wiggo's hand on stage and the badger sprung into action !


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:48 pm 
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I have also read Slaying the Badger, and I think the man has passion, determination, arrogance, and charisma in abundance, plus I suspect he also has a very black sense of humour.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:10 pm 
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matthew71 wrote:
Am fairly sure he removed someone from the tour podium in recent years


How many do you want? :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-d ... tos/232777

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... dium/79846

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... ster/27095


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Bloody Bretons..... :lol:


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