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Jan Ullrich. The Man, The Myth, The Fat A**(10 posts)

Jan Ullrich. The Man, The Myth, The Fat A**plastic side down
Dec 18, 2002 12:45 PM
This is for all of you Jan Ullrich fans. I just want to know why. He's fat, slow, undetermined, and does drugs in his off season. That there the fact that he has an off season should tell you something. Ask Lance what an offseason is. He doesn't know. Jan does X in his and probably doesn't ride his bike in the months of november, december and january. this years tour will be a sight to behold. Watching him lug his fat carcas up the mountains of France. Its not that Lance is really that much more talented than him. Its the fact that he is on his bike 25% of everyday. think about it 24 hours in a day 6 hours on a bike. Put that in your heart rate monitor and smoke it. Long Live the Lord of The Peloton.
very funny but............CARBON110
Dec 18, 2002 1:09 PM
Good humor, but Ullrich isnt fat. I don't know where this stuff comes from but, did he not come in second in 3 TDFs now and win one as well? He can TT like a mad man and is the last one LA drops. Lance is DA MAN no doubt but Ullrich is no club cyclist. I am impressed with Beloki too. At least they don't shoot off their mouth like Simoni and others , or leave their wives in a french jail house, or embarrass themselves like mr clean Pantani.... Certainly the XTC was just stupid... then to run into a bike store with a Porsche... o man.... he and Zabel must have been laughing their butts off... until the police showed up with reporters ooops. Yeah... he had a bad 3 months there, no question his decision making skills need work. I hope Millar shows some great talant this year...and Hamiliton of course. Sould be a fun Tour with people in new colors after the Kelme debacle. I love Sevellias quote.. " I'm tired of having Roberto Hera's old TT bike as my back up! " ahhaha.... any bets that postal wins TDF and Vuelta for 03?
'03 Vuelta = the Apocalypseweiwentg
Dec 18, 2002 11:00 PM
6 summit finishes, and 4 TTs, one of them uphill. ouch.
if Jan only raced the tour(like lance), he would probably winwheelsucker
Dec 20, 2002 10:45 AM
if Jan only raced the tour(like lance), he would probably winJames OCLV
Dec 23, 2002 6:57 AM
I thought that Jan's focus was also the TDF... I think that Lance raced as many pre-TDF races (and won a few of them) as Jan did.

Where Jan gets dominated by Lance is in the mountains. For arguments sake, if they both produce roughly the same power at LT (I think that they're pretty close...), with everything else being equal the fact that Lance is lighter would make him a better climber. This has clearly been the case in the two TDF's that they raced together.
You think about itjstonebarger
Dec 19, 2002 7:51 AM
"24 hours in a day 6 hours on a bike..."

For 25,000 miles per year (Frankie A's figure for LA) that works out to just under 11.5 mph.

Don't believe everything you hear.
re: Jan Ullrich. The Man, The Myth, The Fat A**James OCLV
Dec 19, 2002 8:10 AM
Hmm... Even after everything that you said, he's never finished worse than 2nd in the TDF...
Even fat and high, Jan is a cycling God compared to you (nm)Bruno S
Dec 19, 2002 8:11 AM
You forgot to add...Spoiler
Dec 19, 2002 11:47 AM
trollDuane Gran
Dec 20, 2002 6:36 AM
At the risk of feeding the troll, I feel compelled to answer.

Do you realize that Ullrich rides for a half hour on the trainer every day before going out on his regular training? The guy is no slouch. He spins a 53x11 like he is in the small ring. Watch it sometime and tell me you aren't impressed at the raw power the guy puts out. I swear I've seen photos of the guy where you could see the muscle definition of his legs through the lycra. The guy is 10 times more the cyclist than I could ever be. Just because Armstrong is 11 times more than me doesn't mean Ullrich doesn't deserve some respect.