Short-term can be terminal.

-Mark McCormack
Mark McCormack

Tim made a nice attack on the run up, held a heavy pace, and kept it at the top, ... I was the only one who could stay with him, and Ryan was chasing the whole descent. He didn't catch us until the barriers coming into the start/finish. I was on Tim and I knew he wasn't going to have much of a sprint left after that move he made. I was hoping to get behind Ryan at some point before the final turn. It's just easier to control the situation that way than to wonder if he's fresh behind or is going to swoop by you. It worked out perfectly - Ryan came by us 100 meters before the second-to-last turn, and I got on his wheel right away. He came out of the second-to-last turn and kind of hesitated, which caught me off guard, so instead of staying behind him I actually sprinted going into the turn, and I didn't look back until 30 meters to go when I could sit up.

Mark McCormack
The course takes its toll. These climbs are the hardest. They're not very long, but there aren't any other races I do where my forearms are cramping and my fingers are locking on me by the end. We're using muscles in our bodies that we normally only use when we're doing a field sprint.
Mark McCormack

We took it early with seven to go. I tried my best to stay out of the wind until the end.

Mark McCormack
It was loud, and it looked extremely bad.
Mark McCormack

Round numbers beg to be negotiated, usually by counteroffer round numbers. Odd numbers sound harder, firmer, less negotiable.

Mark McCormack
[Prevent slacking.] I look for times when I'm producing zero watts, ... Now I pedal on long descents or in tailwinds. I can do the same training ride in three-and-a-half hours that took me four without a power meter.
Mark McCormack

People don't plan to fail. They fail to plan.

Mark McCormack
We thought the lawsuit was pretty frivolous.
Mark McCormack

Concentrate on each task, whether trivial or crucial, as if it's the only thing that matters.

Mark McCormack
I was just leading out J.J. and Page, but we opened up a gap.