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Armstrong/Ulrich - Size(8 posts)

Armstrong/Ulrich - Sizeelcameron
Jul 26, 2003 3:56 PM
On the OLN website today they listed Ulrich 160 lbs at 6 ft even, and Armstrong at 165, and 5'9". Ulrich looked much larger on TV. Could Lance be that compact? He is obviously much leaner, but Ulrich looks big.
Thoughts?
Don't know, but someone get Tyler a cheeseburgerLC
Jul 26, 2003 4:03 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour.php?id=photos/2003/tour03/stage15/20
Phooooooone homenewridr
Jul 26, 2003 7:24 PM
Geez, he looks like E.T. in that photo. How about a cheeseburger AND a shake?!?
re: Armstrong/Ulrich - Sizerideamountain
Jul 26, 2003 7:04 PM
During the Tour telecast, they kept saying that Ullrich was in the neighborhood of 20+ lbs heavier than Lance. While I think that is a bit extreme, he is surely heavier and looks more muscular.

I'd guess that Ullrich is closer to 170, while Lance is probaby more like 160.

But dayum...Ullrich looks like a fricken cyborg!

RIDE
re: Armstrong/Ulrich - Sizetmotz
Jul 26, 2003 8:11 PM
I'm no time trail specialist but Ullrich looked more areo then Lance or is it because he's taller?
re: Armstrong/Ulrich - Sizerideamountain
Jul 26, 2003 10:26 PM
I am not sure if he is actually more aero, but he definitely gets down pretty far. His handlebars are a lot lower than Lance's, and he seems to be comfortable in that really huntched over position.

As for pure aerodynamics, I have to believe that Armstrong is as clost to perfect as you can get. He has spent his own dime on time in the wind tunnel fine tuning not only his position, but his equipement as well.

RIED
re: Armstrong/Ulrich - Sizejschrotz
Jul 27, 2003 9:35 AM
From what I've read, according to John Cobb, Armstrong's position is actually quite short of ideal. His heavily arched back being the main culprit due to limited hamstring and lower back flexibility. However, with all the wind tunnel work he's done, they've been able to maximize his aerodynamics and power output in that position.
re: Armstrong/Ulrich - Sizeal0
Jul 27, 2003 4:53 AM
See http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/2003/diaries/ferrari/tour.php?id=ferrari031#18