The Wild Men of the Bunch: The peloton has its characters, but cycling is such a hard sport that having a wild time is not a good idea. On the other hand there are a few riders who have managed to have a good time between racing. Ed Hood has his pick of the ‘Peloton Party Animals’. Gilberto Simoni didn’t make the listIts said that former world champion and Primavera winner, Maurizio Fondriests idea of a wild night was to cosy up in bed and watch a DVD on his laptop. But were not here to talk, Monastic, the subject of todays outpourings is, party animals. How much more could they have done if theyd left off the sauce, the fast cars and the ladies?Jacques Anquetil – ‘a good pheasant, some champagne and a woman.Jacques Anquetil: Maitre Jacques, five time Tour winner, Giro and Vuelta winner, and the chronoman supreme with no less than nine Grand Prix des Nations wins; and this was no 40 or 50K jolly, 142 kilometres, alone and unpaced. But the Norman liked the finer things in life, he owned a riverside chateau, drove hot cars, wore the finest threads and was a real bon viveur. His most famous quote on the subject is; To prepare for a race there is nothing better than a good pheasant, some champagne and a woman.Not a porn star in this photo, but there are photos out thereMario Cipollini: Should we include him? Despite his claim that; If I weren’t…
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