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Cycle News 2019 Issue 01 January 8

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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P136 CN III IN THE PADDOCK BY MICHAEL SCOTT T rees are tall. But they do not touch the sky. I offer this cod philosophy to help keep things in proportion as we head into the new year. When you are up too close to some- thing, it is easy to over-inflate its importance. We have had a few weeks now to look back on the MotoGP season, and it still inspires awe. But what is the true measure of achievement? Have we now seen the passing of the baton from one GOAT to the next? There can only ever be one Greatest of All Time—that much is implicit. And for many years, certainly for my generation and for many of the next, it was easy. Mike Hailwood forever. I saw him race with nonchalant superior- ity back in his heyday, and then again when he returned to win on the Isle of Man, after 11 years away. Unforgettable. Agostini won more races and THERE'S NO GOAT LIKE AN OLD GOAT Should we be talking GOAT yet?

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