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We should call him Mr. Ullrich...(5 posts)

We should call him Mr. Ullrich...Canidraftyou
Jul 22, 2001 12:09 PM
I was among many who questioned him, and I still have that right. I have how ever learned to respect the man. He showed alot of "Class" when he reached back for Lances hand at the end of todays stage. Im not going to speculate what giving his hand was all about or what it was to mean. Only that I can say, It was a class act on his part, all of Germany should be proud of him. He still needs to loose some weight. I can say that, you see I also need to loose some, :)

Peace out
He reached for Lance hand because...Bruno S
Jul 22, 2001 7:53 PM
Lance let him finish third. The bonus seconds from finishing third in the stage helped Ullrich move to second place in the GC.
Media Hype and the "evil Jan"Bosephus
Jul 23, 2001 6:14 AM
The media does a fairly good job of trying to portray Jan as the evil nemesis of the hero Lance Armstrong, when in truth they are actually quite good friends. Even OLN is guilty of this. It makes for better TV and print ... at least for the majority of the American public that don't know a thing about Cycling. Americans like heros and they like to have the bad guy as well that the hero defeats. Cycling just isn't like that ... there tends to be a common brotherhood among the top riders. Americans don't get this attitude. It's all about being the best at all costs for most Americans.
re: We should call him Mr. Ullrich...spindry
Jul 23, 2001 7:17 AM
In my oppinion I think Lance had Rubiera and Heras set a strong pace to help Ulrich get time over Kivilev and Beloki who had attacked after his crash. Lance wasn't losing any time to any of the few riders in front of them and certainly wasn't interested in taking the stage, so I don't think he would have pushed the pace like he did, other than to shake Kivelev and Beloki.
I did not see the crash live, but if Kivelev and Beloki did >>>>Live Steam
Jul 23, 2001 9:28 AM
attack while Ullrich was down I would have to agree that LA set it up to give Ullrich the best chance of finishing ahead of them. Their decission to continue while LA and Ullrich were not competing would certainly anger him. It was like disrespecting him also.