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    Jan Ullrich

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    i hope ullrich wins. he has now a new team and so he is motivated for the next season.

    cu harry

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    Ullrichs major problem next year wil be motivation. This is something that only he can aquire for himself.

    He has to work it out inside himself.

    I truly feel bad for his new team that simply hired a troublesome rider, but hopefully the change in things will help him get out of his inner troubles.

    P.S. Plus a smack upside his head by his Momma wouldn't be a bad idea.
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by harald
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    Ya, but how do you know if you don't 'sprechen Sie nicht Deutsches' :confused:
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    Originally posted by harald
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    i hope ullrich wins. he has now a new team and so he is motivated for the next season.

    cu harry
    I am guessing your hope is directed at that big race in July...


    If he is a countrymen of yours, it's great you are pulling for him...personally IMO, unless he learns how NOT to mash those big massive gears when climbing, the only thing he will see is Armstrong's rear end...there is NO way he can beat Lance unless he changes his style.
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    I think so too, I'd like to see Ullrich win, but he'll have to become a more efficient climber. Those big gears are what f***ed his knee, so maybe he'll HAVE to change tactics or it's curtains for him.

    But if he's really determined and he changes his style, he could do it. Never underestimate a determined german!
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    Originally posted by roadwarrior
    the only thing he will see is Armstrong's rear end...there is NO way he can beat Lance unless he changes his style.
    That's what you think.

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    OMG... I don't know whether to gasp or laugh... ohh well...


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    Funny that you regestered on this board with the same IP address that "Lance Armstrong" regestered as.

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    Originally posted by brent_dube
    Funny that you regestered on this board with the same IP address that "Lance Armstrong" regestered as.
    Are you sure about that, Brent?
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    Originally posted by Jan Ullrich


    That's what you think.
    Well, you haven't done it yet Why should we believe you can do it now?

    Remember Alpe D'Huez??

    Your face after Lance took off

    By the way, Lance is already training for the TdF...are you??

    Have another strudel
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    I really hope that Jan finds the motivation he needs with the CSC/co-sponsor to be named later team. I also hope that he gets his knee back into shape. This is a man that won the tdf, and deserves the respect that comes with such a win.

    Most importantly, I want to watch a competitive 2003 tdf!!! Perhaps Jan is the sole rider that can make that happen? Iím a huge Lance fan, but I respect all of the riders, and wish the best to all of them!

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    Originally posted by Chris L


    Are you sure about that, Brent?
    Regestered on the same date.

    Have you seen his other posts???


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    Originally posted by brent_dube
    Regestered on the same date.

    Have you seen his other posts???
    Let's just say that I know for a fact who registered Jan Ullrich, and he definitely didn't register Lance Armstrong...

    Need I say anymore?

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    Jan ain't winnin' nothin'!!!!! He's to fat and spoilt! He can't take the pain of cycling. He's just a fat doping pig.
    I won the Tour!!

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    Well, using the highly accurate scientific method based on the ratio - # of Bikeforum posts:2003 TDF final standings - LA wins by a 2:1 margin
    2003 Iceman Challenge - 2:34:55 - 897 / 2,000*
    2002 Iceman Challenge - 2:39:23 - 1093 / 2,186
    2000 Iceman Challenge - 2:49:18 - 1516 / 2,153
    *estimated

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    As with any athelete at that level, the mental status is most important. Ullrich will do well if he wants to do well.
    He has plenty of doubters. He hasn't competed in over a year and probably doesn't have many miles under his legs but he was overweight and completely uncompetitive at the Giro yet was right there with Lance at the TDF a few short months later (2000).

    He is a huge talent. For that reason alone, I hope he comes back. He, like Lance, is a great all-rounder that comes along maybe once in a generation.

    He has never doped for sports. He did it partying with drugs that would not help him in racing- even if they could, he was not racing at all so it is moot. He fell into the trappings of fame and success. Remember that he is still young. Anyway, it is all behind him and he seems to be moving forward.

    I'm glad every stupid thing I did from 18-25 wasn't under the microscope or else I might not have made it this far! Would anyone? As with anything, I put on my BS filter and ignore all that and concentrate on the sport.
    1. Ullrich is a talent capable of winning the TDF or any race he enters.
    2. Ullrich's state of mind for racing is a ?
    3. He may join CSC, but without Tiscali there may be a $ problem.
    4. Is he capable of a comeback? Alot of people in this thread sound like the French when Lance got cancer.
    Answer=yes, Ullrich can comeback. If there is one thing Lance taught me is that anyone with heart and iron will can overcome. Guess what, Ullrich has both.
    5. Can Ullrich compete at the 03 TDF? I'll wait to see how Ullrich does at the spring classics and Giro or TDsuisse.

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    Originally posted by Lance Armstrong
    Jan ain't winnin' nothin'!!!!! He's to fat and spoilt! He can't take the pain of cycling. He's just a fat doping pig.
    Yeah, right. Yuo can only win one race a year and that's it. We never see you in the classics or the Giro or the Vuelta. I even kicked your butt at the Olympics. You can only beat me when my knee hurts.

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    Originally posted by RacerX
    I'm glad every stupid thing I did from 18-25 wasn't under the microscope or else I might not have made it this far! Would anyone?
    Very good point!

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    Apparently Ullrich is planning to race the Setmana Catalana this spring, but which team he'll be with isn't clear.Apparently Coast and Saeco want him but I hope things work with CSC. The Setmana is a great race, lots of big names have won it in the past.

    Incidentally, Ullrich's birthday is Dec 2. I know this because it's right after mine. We have a Procycling calendar. Laurent Jalabert's birthday is Nov 30, the day after mine!
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    I read today on Velonews.com that Jan is planning to ride Le Tour and his goal is to win. I hope he shows up on form and gives Lance a run for his money. I want Lance to take five in a row, sure, but by golly, I want to see a race!
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    Heh, my Bday is dec 4th.

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    I read today on Velonews.com that Jan is planning to ride Le Tour and his goal is to win.
    Hmmm ... Botero said the same thing. Maybe they will all be out to get him this year.

    Cheers...Gary

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    god its gotten to the point with him that every time i hear his name i get a head ache..
    bye!

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    Originally posted by RegularGuy
    I read today on Velonews.com that Jan is planning to ride Le Tour and his goal is to win. I hope he shows up on form and gives Lance a run for his money. I want Lance to take five in a row, sure, but by golly, I want to see a race!

    i hope he shows up at all..
    bye!

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    I think Ullrich will be the next one to win the Tour, myself. I don't necessarily mean that he will win this summer. I mean that the next man to win after Lance will be Jan.

    Lance is that age at which he cannot improve any more, and at which there's a high likelihood that he will fall off in performance. Lance is now 31. Indurain, for example, crushed everyone in '94 when he turned 30. By 96, when he was 32, he couldn't hang in the mountains anymore. Similar results can be seen in the careers of other cyclists. Lance will be 31 during this year's tour, Jan will be 29. There's likely to be a window, then, of a couple of years during which Jan is at his prime and Lance has slipped. Jan could win another yellow jersey during this time.

    I hope it will be a good race this summer, in any case.

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