Jens Voigt bests the bee... and other stories as he and Chris Horner reminisce (+ videos)

RadioShack Nissan's two fortysomethings relive the past - and Jens has another story saved up for the grandkids

by Simon_MacMichael   May 17, 2012  

Chris Horner and Jens Voigt YouTube still

Jens Voigt and Chris Horner, it’s fair to say, could tell a good few stories about pro cycling. Both aged 40, the RadioShack-Nissan pair have getting on for four decades’ of top-level racing experience between them. Happily, the thought has occurred to someone at team sponsor Nissan to sit the pair down and get them to relate some of their tales, with the results captured in the two videos below.

So, about that bee in the headline? Well, the unfortunate insect has provided material for another of Voigt’s stories, and one he’ll no doubt relate may times in the years ahead. His first telling of the story, however, was via Twitter yesterday after completing Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California, where he and Horner are competing.

“Funny thing happened to me in today stage! A bee was sitting on my lip and I thought leave the bee in peace, she won't sting you...,” he wrote.

“Wrong guess, she did, and then i decided to live up to my image and swallowed her and did chew every bit of honey out of that bee!!!” he continued.

“But all good now, lip looks normal again, and it did not bother me at all while I was out there riding. Just another Story for the grandkids.

“And then my lips start to swell an I felt like a stupid Hollywood Starlet with my blown up lip, I looked like I just had some botox!! Hahaha.”

He concluded: “Take that little bug as punishment for messing with me!!”

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There goes the no helmet argument. If a helmet makes sense to Jens then it's good enough for the rest of us. Man up - wear a helmet! Big Grin

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1084 posts]
17th May 2012 - 22:37

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Mapei and ONCE, how strange that they were making everyone suffer Thinking

With all the EPO and huge hemacrits Angry

What a joke of an era that was.

posted by Decster [246 posts]
18th May 2012 - 18:07

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Decster wrote:
Mapei and ONCE, how strange that they were making everyone suffer Thinking

With all the EPO and huge hemacrits Angry

What a joke of an era that was.

Blah blah blah blah blah, get over it Loser

posted by TheDoctor [80 posts]
18th May 2012 - 20:01

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