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Amazing!Tom C
Jul 26, 2001 8:49 PM
It amazes me that practically every pre-race post here expects Ullrich to win the ITT tommorow. Some of the guesses are running as high as one minute or a second a kilometer. When I saw Armstrong last year running 110 rpm in the TT's I thought this is going to revolutionize time trialing and instead who's the only one showing up turning over his gears above 85-90 this year. Carmichael even made an excuse for Ullrich in saying, "a big guy like him probably needs to turn a larger gear". Let's hope Jan listens.It's time to make a statement for next year, psychology you know, plus starting position behind Ullrich, you figure out who's more motivated, the "talented" one, or the successful one?
I'm with youjk
Jul 27, 2001 6:10 AM
Tom, thanks for finally saying what a lot of feel. One only had to watch the mountain stages to see the effects of pushing the monster gear. JU was unable to answer or even respond to LA's attacks in the hills. Of course it's a little different in the TT's; however it's the uninformed viewer who thinks JU can pick up a minute. If I remember correctly, LA turned in the second fastest (to Greg Lemond) TT in TdF history last year. Something to think about.
I'm with youjimk
Jul 27, 2001 6:35 AM
Tom, thanks for finally saying what a lot of feel. One only had to watch the mountain stages to see the effects of pushing the monster gear. JU was unable to answer or even respond to LA's attacks in the hills. Of course it's a little different in the TT's; however it's the uninformed viewer who thinks JU can pick up a minute. If I remember correctly, LA turned in the second fastest (to Greg Lemond) final TT in TdF history last year. Something to think about.
Someone just made THE statement.Guillermo
Jul 27, 2001 8:17 AM