|History ?: Where was Ulrich for '99 TDF? (watched it again)||onespeed|
Oct 16, 2002 6:48 AM
Oct 16, 2002 6:56 AM
|I think he hurt his knee in a crash in the Tour of Germany shortly before the TdF started. Same race Bartoli had his quad tendon/knee cap mangled by a spinergy wheel, if member serves me correctly.|
|I don't know, but just ordered the 10 hour '01 TdF DVD! =)||jtferraro|
Oct 16, 2002 7:06 AM
|From 99' to '02 which TdF do you think was the best/most competetive? The DVD only exists for the '01 and '02.
Oct 16, 2002 9:07 AM
|1999 was the 'best' to watch in real time, because the outcome was not a foregone conclusion. Armstrong takes the yellow jersey in the prologue, and then again in the Metz time trial, and everybody wonders if he can climb in the high mountains- which had always been a weakness. He dominates in the mountains, and everybody wonders when his bad day will come; because almost every champion has a bad day.
It was the best, because while everybody wanted Armstrong to win, nobody was entirely sure that he was capable of it- because, prior to 1999, he really hadn't been that spectacular at the Tour de France.
Oct 16, 2002 9:18 AM
|ever since the battle for the GC hasn't really been a battle so it's lacked any drama.|
|Excuse my ignorance..."GC" = Grand Champion? (nm)||jtferraro|
Oct 16, 2002 11:39 AM
|=General Classification (i.e. overall standings) (nm)||TJeanloz|
Oct 16, 2002 11:51 AM
|Ahh...right! Thanks. (nm)||jtferraro|
Oct 16, 2002 12:17 PM
|He missed it due to injury. BUT, he won the vuelta that year nm||Qubeley|
Oct 16, 2002 7:18 AM