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News for February 4, 2003

An interview with Bjornar Vestol - Just the Faks

Tommy Campbell catches up with Bjornar Vestol from EDS-Fakta in Langkawi for a brief grab on life, cycling, and life without cycling.

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Cyclingnews: Do you enjoy coming to Malaysia?

Bjornar Vestol: I'm delighted to be back here in beautiful Malaysia. It will bring my fitness up to scratch and I should have a good season. This is my third time here.

CN: How did you get involved with cycling?

BV: I loved cycling and met some people from my home town that used to race.

CN: Who was your idol?

BV: Never had one

CN: The participant you most admire in the sport?

BV: Armstrong

CN: Who do you admire in other sports?

BV: Schumacher

CN: Which event do you look forward to each year, either as a participant or an observer?

BV: Langkawi!!

CN: Your favourite book?

BV: Garps World

CN: The last CD purchased?

BV: Tre små kinesere

CN: Would you recommend a life in sport for your off springs?

BV: Yeah, it's a fine life if you can't sit still in class!

CN: When did you realise that you could make a worthwhile career out of cycling?

BV: When I had my first contract

CN: What non-sporting figure do you most admire?

BV: Ingvar Ambjørnsen, a Norvegian writer

CN: When you hang up the wheels what would like to do?

BV: Adventure guide

CN: Your most memorable moment to date?

BV: Victory in Noord Holland

CN: How do view the payment to stars in other disciplines?

It's a better choice to play football

CN: What are you called in the peloton (nickname)?

BV: Bjørg

CN: If your house were on fire, what one item would you take with you as you dashed for safety?

BV: My bible

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