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the man is back !(16 posts)

the man is back !widerporst
Jan 19, 2003 9:22 AM
re: the man is back !mickey-mac
Jan 19, 2003 9:37 AM
I really hope for his sake and the sake of Euro racing in general that he can get back on track and make a real go of it.
yeah but, judging by the palm...Akirasho
Jan 19, 2003 10:02 AM
...I'd say he's not training the slopes of Alp d'Huez or Ventoux (I know, I know... impassable at the moment)...

Still, the sport... and our enjoyment of said can only be heightened by his return!

Be the bike.
It's going to be weird seeing him on a Bianchi. nmSintesi
Jan 19, 2003 10:37 AM
It's going to be weird seeing him on a Bianchi. nmtoomanybikes
Jan 19, 2003 10:52 AM
Having Ullrich on the team is one step. Does anyone know where Coast stand in terms of qualifying for inclusion in the roster of TdF, the Giro or the Vuelta?

If all they get to race is one days, or minor tours it will affect the perception of the value Coast got for their $2 million.
It's going to be weird seeing him on a Bianchi. nmupandcomer
Jan 19, 2003 10:56 AM
They're a top 10 div I team so they get an automatic invite to all the major tours
2 million?phatlizard
Jan 19, 2003 2:43 PM
They paid 7 for three years!
Yes - 2 million?toomanybikes
Jan 19, 2003 5:27 PM
Actually, they have AGREED to pay euros 6 million over three years.

depending on the rate of exchange applied that will be between USD $2 and USD $2.35 million per year for each of the three years of the contract as he earns it.

$2 million.

New team kit??seyboro
Jan 19, 2003 6:08 PM
I did a quick search (COAST site, etc.) and could not find Coast's new tem kit. Any idea if they have new colors for 2003? Sure would be an improvement over last year's.
Did coast keep zulle too?spookyload
Jan 19, 2003 8:17 PM
If so they could be a strong team.
Did coast keep zulle too?thisendup
Jan 19, 2003 9:15 PM
Zulle is back too. See:
and the best news of all...Wayne
Jan 20, 2003 6:42 AM
Coast has gotten rid of those heinous kits they had last year!
re: the man is back !pina
Jan 20, 2003 11:26 AM
any more photos, looks like they are wearing their new spanish/basque clothing?
some more picswiderporst
Jan 20, 2003 1:31 PM
do you suppose Bianchi would be hated...DougSloan
Jan 20, 2003 2:38 PM
Would Bianchi bikes become hated items here in the US if Ullrich managed to pull off a TdF win? Not that there's much chance of that happening...

None, according to Jan himselfNiwot
Jan 20, 2003 10:35 PM
He's quoted today (Jan. 20) on saying he will need all of 2003 to get back to top form and he wants to shoot for TdF wins in 2004 and 2005.

If true, then that explains why he said no to CSC. They offered him only 1 year, which doesn't do Jan any good if he won't be 100% until 2004.