Richard Daniel, Romande, Francois Tommaso discussed on The Cycling Podcast


Richard daniel in lionel. This is a question from tristan in paris about romande. I noticed on an episode of the podcast a few days ago that he was speaking almost flawless english which is rare. Sometimes for french. Sports people i wondered. Is this a new thing remember. Could it be related to him. Moving to a less french for international team and finally are there any other scientists who speak unexpected languages that you have come across. Thank you very much. We'll find to your question about roman bar day and his ability with english. He's always been a good decent english. Yeah it's obviously improve. The sam him but he yeah. I mean as far as i can remember. He's spoken english but other french writers who speak good english. Well as a real generational change rich slightly to the dismay of Of someone who's used to riders and into your french fries. French well a lot. Them speaking is now. It's very strange tour to here for francois tommaso to be interviewing french writers. In english he did one of juliana philippe. Our fully policy speaks english because he's on a branch. I'm very he's on a team. Wearing english is is the the main language to current quickstep. I'm not that's that's usually a fight there and it just so happens a lot. The franchises are still infringe teams. And french's definitely language there anita writer to join those teams like lower. Have to learn french. Although i went to a rally on perry pont at the front and he speaks very good english. Yea like i say. He's a generational thing. I i would say. The guys of sort of twenty seven to one thousand eight or under now all tend to speak pretty good english. Some of the older right as you say the ones who spent the whole career in french teams particularly Groupama f- dj on demolished doesn't really doing interviews and think tiba never done tomorrow does speak. She owns like something they all speak. People pino's brother has coach he. Noel julia he speaks good english he does. He does but yeah the cultures chain who is changing among the italians as well. Most of them speak speaking decent english now also about writers who unexpectedly speak other languages or speak unexpected languages. Few to mind cheers base. Police reserve very difficult language to learn. But i mean unexpectedly. He's wife is polish and he has now become polish as a result of that But still that's a bit of a feather in his cap isn't a Gilmartin the in the mixon. Yesterday speaking pretty decent spanish. Which i didn't i didn't quite work out when come from the. There was no obvious reason why he would speak. Good spanish chris. Free moi's impressed me that he would have go in you know. He answered questions at press conferences in spanish and italian. He did bit a french as well. a few others. George bennett in speaks pretty good dutch. I'm heard him doing choosing Obviously written for payment mcewen all lately. My hayman still lives in in the netherlands. I think st boss speaks excellent dutch flemish. He obviously race there. For years. cyclocross races. Mikhail honore speaks very good italian. He has an italian girlfriend however so again probably understandable. He would be good italian. The british riders are different different story on secret. The british people generally not know him me. Nice it for language learning but the helping there have been exceptions. Normally she coffee speech. Frankly spanish he's okay. He's lived in spain for many years. But we've seen other british riders listen countries for many years and not picked up anything or next to nothing and david administered france. Bradley wiggins friend. Yeah so yeah. They're they're all. There are a few who really relish the challenge of learning and speaking at the other jelavic a few weeks ago lives in girona big sat in girona. Think about the people who live in the writers live in girona 'em don't speak the local angeles decathlon and he said that if they sometimes when there aren't nearby in girona face speak spanish they will be replied to in english because english would be the favourite language over spanish and catalan. The the number one language. So i mean excuse to me but tristan asked about room ball. We had another question about buday. Didn't really rich. I stay twin the other day how it was concocted constructed erected directed. What role did winston. The dsm teeth slash coach. Play well happily. Fortunately i spoke to matt winston about precisely that in his first season with the morning after wilma yesterday. Raymond lot of credit for when you made the decision to to launch him on that final climate again. Was this one of these that you studied planned given remind kabezi before that it was very much sort.

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