Got this quote from a blog post by Jens Voigt (bike racer extraordinaire):
10 years people might not remember me as a bike rider but as the person
who invented the “Shut up, legs” phrase! And that’s fine with me. As my
parents told me—it’s about making footprints on the path of life. If
you only follow others, you’ll never create your own footprints. It
might be an easy path just to follow the other footprints, but future
generations might find it difficult to find yours.
He has certainly made his own footprints during his years as a pro.