|Achtung...Ich bin ein contender! (Ullrich)!||MXL02|
Jul 18, 2003 7:29 AM
|and I thought Lance was showing courtesy||TypeOne|
Jul 18, 2003 7:44 AM
|When LA said that Ullrich is still a top contender and someone he feared this year, I thought it must have been simple professional courtesy or something. Ulrich? No way! He's been out too long, hasn't raced much, doesn't have a strong team, etc. But Armstrong knew it - Ullrich is a very talented rider who can win this thing if he's on form. What a ride!|
|JA is so incredibly strong...||MXL02|
Jul 18, 2003 7:49 AM
|He looked really buff when he came to the TdF, and now he has shown how buff he really is! He is definitely going to be gunning for Lance in the Pyrenees...I can't wait for the show!|
|No, other people knew . .||jumphress|
Jul 18, 2003 7:56 AM
|I didn't watch the coverage of the TTT, don't have cable, so it was hard to tell who on the Bianchi team was doing what. But here is an excerpt from updates on the TTT:
"Laurent Jalabert is watching the race from the back of a motorcycle. He has been following the Bianchi team and has reported that their team leader, Ullrich, has been most impressive today. The 1997 Tour champion has been doing turns of pace at the front of his pack - about 2km at a time..."
Some people forget how dominant Jan was in the 1997 Tour. He won the Stage 12 ITT, which was short yet hilly, by more than three minutes.