Good Words From Little Tommy Boonen
“Every time I take the race into my own hands and take responsibility, I succeed. Every time I look at another guy, I fail. The best example is Petacchi. He’s the only guy who gets me in a situation like that and every time I lose I say to myself: ‘You dumb ass,’,” explained Boonen in his usual frank manner. No wonder he’s popular - and not only for his incredible riding skills.
I won't say I am anywhere near Boonen's level, but in terms of racing results in general these are words that ring true for me.