Peloton instructor John Stowe has published quotes from his own experience on the sport, including that the “podium is not the goal” and that “the only way to be successful is to win.”
He also shared some of his own experiences on his personal website, including some of the most interesting quotes he has ever shared.
“Podium is the goal,” Stowe wrote.
“I’ve been in the sport since I was 16 years old and I’ve been there hundreds of times and I know that the goal is to be the best at your sport, but it is a race.”
“It’s not just about the top rider.
The team is the only thing.
It’s about the entire team.”
He went on to say that it’s important for riders to be “blessed” with the experience they have, even if it’s not always easy.
“When you’re blessed with a big team and a great group of people, it makes you really happy, but when you’re not blessed, it can be hard.
It is a marathon and it will never end.
You never know when you might get there and that’s the most important thing.
You don’t know if you’re going to get there or not.””
I’ve seen the biggest egos in the history of cycling.
I’ve seen a lot of great guys with great egos and some of them are very arrogant.
Some of them don’t even think about the race at all.
It all just comes down to one thing.
I don’t think the sport is about winning the race, it’s about being the best.””
You have to learn to accept yourself, learn to embrace yourself and learn to be happy with who you are and what you are.””
If you’re really going to be a good rider, you have to take that confidence and put it in the back of your head.
You have to trust your own abilities and that is something you can do when you are at your best.”
Stowe also shared quotes from other top peloton instructors, including the former WorldTour coach Tony Martin, and the two-time winner of the Tour de France, Patrick Gretsch.
“I was at a time where a lot was going on, and I was learning what I needed to know,” Stoe wrote.
“It was just as important as the sport itself, but more important.
That’s what I think a lot people can do is just accept themselves and accept that they are good at what they do.
They’re good at the things they do well, but I think you can still have that little bit of arrogance.””
The only way you’re successful is if you get the most out of yourself and you take what you’ve got and go out and do it.”