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Old 06-13-04, 10:04 AM
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According to reports at Eurosport, Vino crashed during the 2nd stage of the Tour of Switzerland and has been forced to retire from the race.
 
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Old 06-13-04, 10:43 AM
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That's too bad. I haven't seen to much of him over the last few weeks. Has he been off form? This crash won't help much either.
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Old 06-13-04, 10:54 AM
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Will Jan be the team leader now? It's going to be interesting.
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Old 06-13-04, 11:00 AM
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I guess Ullrich will now be expected to defend the lead.
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Old 06-13-04, 11:05 AM
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I think T-mobile will keep their options open and have 2 leaders, but Jan is definitely the stronger right now and I don't think Vino would do anything to hurt Jans chances of winning the TDF
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Old 06-13-04, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by brent_dube
I guess Ullrich will now be expected to defend the lead.
Maybe, maybe not. He may be the best rider there, and he may win by natural selection. But I suspect T-Mobile will keep their eye on the prize and not encourage him to do anything he can't recover from before the TDF.
 
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Old 06-13-04, 12:06 PM
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That sucks. How bad was the crash?
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Old 06-13-04, 12:34 PM
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pretty bad he crashed on a traffic islnad (sorry donīt know the right english word) and the team mobile hp says he has bruises and a concusion but the t-mobile doc also said that he propably broke some bones in his hand or shoulder and that would mean no tour...
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Old 06-13-04, 01:03 PM
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Cyclingnews said he didn't break any bones. I hope they're right.
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Old 06-14-04, 08:49 AM
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Message from the team is that there is a fair chance he might have to miss the Tour.
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Old 06-14-04, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by brent_dube
Message from the team is that there is a fair chance he might have to miss the Tour.
I think I read in Cyclingnews that he has possible ligament tears in his shoulder with a recovery time of 3 weeks. This could change things for T-Mobile. Fortunately they have a very deep team.
 
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Old 06-14-04, 09:16 AM
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I went to the Tour de Suisse website, clicked on the link to Alexander Vinokouov, and the best I can translate, they are saying he has a broken hand.

"...Solich sich seine verletzung an der hand als bruch heraustellen..."

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