Belgian Prime Minister says politicians could learn a thing or two from cyclists

According to a story in the KCStar:
Belgium's Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt once said that politicians could learn a thing or two from cyclists.

President Bush, who takes frequent mountain bike rides on weekends, put that to a test on Monday, using the sport to bridge his differences with the European ally who opposed the war in Iraq.

"He's a great biker," Bush said and he walked with Verhofstadt across a courtyard here to the prime minister's office. "I need a little training."

Back in July 2004, Verhofstadt said that in politics, one can learn some things from cycling - like how to have "character and courage."

"Sometimes in politics there isn't enough of those things."