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What happened to Ullrich!!!(9 posts)

What happened to Ullrich!!!Djudd
Jul 3, 2002 5:06 PM
Jan was on his way to being the man. He was unbelievable in his first two tours. Phil Liggett was absolutely breathless over the lad. Now he is a growing disaster. All those second place finishes. Granted he has enormous talent and second place in the TdF ain't shabby. But he never seems to really compete, really lay out. Now the drug test stuff. It makes you wonder what the future holds for Ullrich, he is 28 now, no longer a wunderkind.
re: What happened to Ullrich!!!js5280
Jul 3, 2002 8:26 PM
Knee trouble instead of the schnitzel this time around. . .
re: What happened to Ullrich!!!legs
Jul 3, 2002 9:01 PM
I think he is talking about the amphetamines...
Hmmm... ever think we're to blame?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jul 4, 2002 9:15 PM
Ever think yourself and the rest of the cycling community is to blame? I'm not saying you were making fun of him. But its people who make fun of him for finishing second, the newspapers, everyone who makes him a nervous wreck. So he went into this season training with avengance. And the poor guys body gave out. I feel bad for the guy. No matter how talented you are your body can only take so much before a weak link appears. And years of the guy grinding up mountains seems to have finally killed one of his knees with the massive ammount of training he did this year to prove everyone wrong.

Think we're to blame? Nope.McAndrus
Jul 5, 2002 4:09 AM
Every person is responsible for his or her own actions.
Jul 5, 2002 8:32 AM
So they are responsible by being allowed to get made fun of?

Come on.

yes probablyColnagoFE
Jul 5, 2002 11:22 AM
if you assume you are responsible for everything...including how other people treat and percieve you you'll be much better off than if you go around blaming everyone for things.
Pro cyclists are still people not superheroes thoughPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jul 5, 2002 2:17 PM
They can only take so much. And believe it or not there is a point where even the best pro will snap. And as much as you have to take responsibility for everything theres a point where other people have to &%^* off and mind their own business if they can't say anything nice. That will probably never ever happen cus if it did the world would be perfect but still.....

My 2 cents,
Nick Corcoran
nobody is to blame but JanColnagoFE
Jul 5, 2002 6:57 AM
I mean what ever happened to personal responsibility in this day and age? That said...I could care less whether he got high during his off time as long as it wasn't performance enhancing while he raced.