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It's official, Ullrich to Telekom(7 posts)

It's official, Ullrich to TelekomMel Erickson
Oct 4, 2003 7:17 AM

Looks like a VERY strong team. Now, if Godefroot can get them to play nicely together Postal is in trouble, big trouble.
Ich bin ein Telekomer...Akirasho
Oct 4, 2003 8:33 AM
... I may have just made the same translation mistake that JFK was proported to have done... but you get my jist...

With the disbanding of some older teams, breakup of familiar teams, mergers of some teams and changes like this... you'll need baseball like scorecards to keep track of everyone!

Be the bike.
Oct 4, 2003 9:21 AM
2.5 Mill I think it was for 2 years plus a position in the T-Mobile team when Ullrich retires...who would pass that up!

Looks like an awesome team. Lots of good TTers and climbers meaning that the TTT should be an imperative stage in the TDF. Ullrich will have more friends in the Mtns then ever before...certainly be different then this year
A fine effort...seyboro
Oct 5, 2003 9:59 AM
...subjest and verb agree, masculine indefinte article, not too shabby. As for JFK, his problem was being unanware that a 'Berliner' is the German version of a jelly-filled doughnut. My folks back home still think he's the finest US president ever.
Ullrich back in the pink?! Money talks, Bianchi walks...
strange, very strange.lanterne rouge
Oct 4, 2003 11:31 AM
Should be interesting to see how this plays out. Obviously, Ullrich will be the leader. I am just wondering how Vino feels about these developments. I see ONCE all over again. Mulitple leaders, I believe, weaken a team. I think Postal may actually like this development.
Two enemies become one....teoteoteo
Oct 4, 2003 1:05 PM
I am not sure how things will turn out but my initial thought is that this consolidation of power may be okay for Lance and the boys. During the Tour the Postal boys were getting hit from so many directions that it made things very hard. It was hard for Postal to focus on an enemy, now the enemy is very clearcut.

It also forces BOTH dominant teams to control the race and discourages risk taking by other teams. I hope I'm wrong bacause I really enjoyed the wide open nature of the race this year.....
Shopping season isn't over...lyleseven
Oct 4, 2003 3:25 PM
The shopping season for US Postal isn't over. Expect them to make a new acquisition or two as well to get Lance over the 5 TDF deadlock...