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Ullrich to quit?(9 posts)

Ullrich to quit?ColnagoFE
Aug 12, 2002 11:53 AM
http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/2904.0.html

below the article on Hincapie's crash
Not according to today's Cycling News...JL
Aug 12, 2002 12:04 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=2002/aug02/aug12news

Also, check Saturday's edition for his new motivation. Looks like the two news agencies used bits & pieces of an interview to spin the story to me. Go figure.

Happy riding.

John
re: Ullrich to quit?Andreas_Illesch
Aug 12, 2002 12:44 PM
additional he is in doubt about his knee.
i wouldn't wonder if he quits cycling.
it seems he has not the strength to make the necessary changes in life style. like many others i think he has to leave telekom to make a new start, but he will never give up that baby cradle.
he had never really grown up.
3 words of advice to Ullrich...rob45
Aug 12, 2002 3:16 PM
Carmichael Training Systems. Check them out, Jan (www.ridefast.com)--they even throw in 2 months for free! This guy needs a training mentor to put him on a regimented program--typical east German who grew up with tons of people regimenting him every step of the way, then he discovers the freedom (and pastries) of the West. In his interview yesterday, he said he wasn't sure if he could find the motivation to come back--if he's wondering that aloud now, what's going to drive him once his knee starts swelling after every ride? Put a fork in him...
3 words of advice to Ullrich...yeah right
Aug 12, 2002 3:34 PM
ummm, he's already got a coach, so I don't think chris charmichael (who isn't god btw) is going to help much, although I understand this post was tongue in cheeck, but I think it's time to cut him a litte slack, cycling would be worse without him imo.
3 words of advice to Ullrich...rob45
Aug 12, 2002 7:05 PM
it was tongue in cheek--and you're right we need him to make the tour interesting next year--he seems to be the only known person who can challenge Armstrong. It would have at least be interesting if he had beaten Armstrong by a minute or so in the first time trial this year. The Carmichael quip was just to point out the difference in coaching quality between Lance and Ullrich (plus Lance's commitment). Telekom seems pretty shoddy--look how badly Livingston and Julich did there. Ullrich's commitment seems questionable, and he needs to work on his climbing since he can't cope with speed changes uphill (that's all Lance did-accelerate for a few hundred meters then go back to the same average speed). Ullrich didn't even have a barometric tent to sleep in--right there is probably the difference in last year's tour
Ullrich just needs to grow up.spyderman
Aug 12, 2002 9:30 PM
When he found out he wasn't able to compete in this years Tdf, he got drunk, wrecked his car, could've nearly killed someone, got arrested, took X, got caught in drug test...etc.

What's next for this kid?

The man needs a good dose of maturity.
understandable tho.Sintesi
Aug 13, 2002 5:28 AM
Jan was training harder than he ever had last winter. He was super motivated to make a serious challenge in this year's TdF and then the knee injury took it all away from him. It's a tough break to have an entire season of hard training go to nill, so I understand the drunk driving and the x at the nightclub - young men screw up all the time. I think the most telling thing about Jan is how he owned up to his mistakes and faced the consequences like a man. He offered no excuses justifying what happened and told no stupid lies. I gained respect for the guy.

My feeling is Jan will be back in a big way.
Ullrich needs a GF who will kick his assStampertje
Aug 13, 2002 8:50 AM
whenever he does something stupid. (Or BF.)