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    Jan Ullrich??

    So with the Lance fallout, does that mean Jan Ullrich is the winner of the TDF all of those years he came in 2nd behind Armstrong??
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    There's no winner, they havent changed anything so all those 7 years have no winner.

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    Ullrich was also doping. They would have to go a long way down the finishing order to find a rider that wasn't doping.

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    still my co-favorite rider (along with josé maría jimenez) of that era. if you're looking for innocence during this time, it'll be hard to locate.

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    Ullrich was one of my favourites too. It was interesting to contrast his climbing style with a big gear versus Armstrong with a smaller gear and high cadence.
    Last edited by Ken Brown; 03-30-13 at 02:14 PM. Reason: corrected spelling of "contrast"

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    Leaving aside the doping, Ullrich's two GT wins are a testimonial to unfilled potential. When he was supporting Riis in '96, and winning in '97, he looked as if he would dominate the GTs for years. He had a bad habit of getting massively out of shape during the winter, which can't have helped him, and he has a history of depression, which may have been another factor.
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    oh man...

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    ullrich was human...everything armstrong was not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuance View Post
    Lifted from the > 50 forum...

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    Hold on a second...
    So, according to the video, every rider (save Norton) tested positive for banned substances in the TDF in every year between 1997 - 2008?
    Is that true?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat4Lifer View Post
    Hold on a second...
    So, according to the video, every rider (save Norton) tested positive for banned substances in the TDF in every year between 1997 - 2008?
    Is that true?!
    First I've heard of it. They didn't have an EPO test until 2001 and I don't know that they would have even kept blood samples this long. Not only that but not everybody gets randomly tested.

    April Fool joke ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
    April Fool joke ?
    It must be.
    That would mean that Bassons tested positive, and that can't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    So with the Lance fallout, does that mean Jan Ullrich is the winner of the TDF all of those years he came in 2nd behind Armstrong??
    Is there an emoticon for "jaw hits floor"?

    Looks like no but these apply







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    Who the hell is this norton edgar????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    Who the hell is this norton edgar????
    "Edgar" as in Edgar Allen POE.....US Postal's code name for EPO according to Hamilton.
    I'm a little slow and just now catching that part of this little April Fools joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    Ullrich was also doping. They would have to go a long way down the finishing order to find a rider that wasn't doping.
    Christophe Bassons come on down!

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