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Hermann Maier quotes

I like to win. If I lose, I'm not very happy.

Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years.

I lost races because I wanted too much to win them in beating my rivals.

I still have many goals left, especially the Overall World Cup standings.

I still have more to fight for in the coming years.

I trained well this week but I think it will take some time until I recover my best rhythm in this specialty.

I was quite moved to see this huge crowd which attended the ceremony in the middle of the town.

I won a great giant slalom in Japan last week, and it gave me momentum for this final part of the season.

I'm happy to belong to this group of top champions having excelled here.

I'm quite excited to think that I will run the Olympic race here next year.

It was necessary to organize my career to remain at the top level until Salt Lake City.

It's funny to have become an elegant skier now. But my drive is still the same.

It's good to ski for fun, but I still want to win races as often as possible.

One victory more or less doesn't make the difference for me now.

This time, I took it easier. I stood up before it so as not to crash again.

When you have won everything in your career, what's left? Why go on?

As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I'm still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.

At my age, you need to verify that everything is fine. I put a lot of pressure on my body, and I feel sometimes pain in my back and in my knees, so I have to be sure that I can keep on training hard before going on.

For the moment, the snow is quite wet and soft. If it was hard or icy, it would be a perfect downhill for my style, because I could fight even harder.

I have a strong lead so far, and I would be proud to win it because it remains the summit for a skier. I also aim to collect several smaller crystal trophies at Are, especially the GS Cup.