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How much more of a threat would Ullrich be on a better team?(2 posts)

How much more of a threat would Ullrich be on a better team?stik__boy
Jul 10, 2003 3:52 PM
i certainly dont study team structure or strengths/weaknesses typically beyond team leaders.... i know most. but who the hell is bianchi made up of? kinda seems like a "b" team (and yes, i realise how good even the "b" riders are....) thrown together for an "a" rider. i think Lance was much more afraid (read "respectful) of him on team Telekom. could you imagine the tour battle that would take place if Jan were on say CSC or Credit agricol... any team that you thought could endure the entire 3 weeks like a USPS or Once team???? Lance has Rubiera and Heras in the mountains.... who will be there for Jan??? (Lance and Heras thats who!!!)
Probably not much...Dwayne Barry
Jul 11, 2003 4:40 AM
what he could use is that 1 good mountain domestique (Oh, like say Beltran) to be with him on the latter cols, but that might not even be crucial. Bianchi did great for him in the TTT and will no doubt have him protected on any of the flat/intermediate stages. Now it's up to him to deliver in the mountains and ITT.