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When Lance crashed, did Ulrich wait?(11 posts)

When Lance crashed, did Ulrich wait?UncleMoe
Jul 21, 2003 9:23 AM
I just read the story on Lance's crash, and while it didn't seem huge and happened early, I imagine it took him a good 20 seconds to get up and get going again. Did Ulrich wait as did Lance a few years ago?

Difference cicumstances yes, but the principal is the same. Don't kick your closest competitor while he is down.
re: When Lance crashed, did Ulrich wait?zero85ZEN
Jul 21, 2003 9:44 AM
Crash didn't happen early! AP report messed it up. He crashed after attacking on the final ascent. Everyone waited for him.
Yes he did as Lance had even more problems...fcebedo
Jul 21, 2003 9:45 AM
Lance took a little longer too since he was starting to get going, then he slipped off his right pedal. He came off both pedals stacked his arms on the handlebar and almost damaged the family jewels on the top tube. He didn't fall to the ground though. Very unnerving I'm sure.

Ulrich waited and as soon as Lance got up to the front, he dropped Ulrich, thank you very much!

Yes he did as Lance had even more problems...rrjc5488
Jul 21, 2003 10:36 AM
I think you mean the family jewel! haha
As robin williams refers to lance as the "uniballer"
hopefully, he landed on the toptube on the correct siderufus
Jul 21, 2003 1:39 PM
if he didn't, and crushed the one, it must've hurt like hell.
re: When Lance crashed, did Ulrich wait?novagator
Jul 21, 2003 10:08 AM
Imagine how hard it is to remount on an incline like that!!! I've had to remount on a steep climb before and with no momentum, it is interesting to say the least.
Phil Liggett thinks he shouldn't haveesbike
Jul 21, 2003 10:37 AM
See his daily report where he says:

"Should Ullrich have waited for him? After all two years ago, it was a great gesture, but of little importance to the race -- they were going downhill. This time, Ullrich lost all his rhythm and he can never accelerate like Lance. Just another viewpoint."
Phil Liggett thinks he shouldn't haveflying
Jul 21, 2003 12:37 PM
Well I think it was very sporting for both Tyler & Ullrich to wait but............I also think it was wrong for LA to go into a attack as soon as he rejoined ( if that is in fact what happened )
I read it that way but have not seen footage. Seems like a rude way to say thanks. I mean his momentum was up & theirs was on hold.
Did anyone see the footage? If so is that how it happened?
Well, Lance didn't seem to know they had waited for him...Stinky Hippie
Jul 21, 2003 1:02 PM
...and given that Lance probably saw what I saw initially -- that Jan seemed to be pedalling briskly away from the crash he just witnessed, I believe him. (I was fuming at Ullrich at first because it looked like he wasn't going to wait for Lance at all. )

But again, as someone has already pointed out, Lance did ride with them for a brief respite before attacking , and it was indeed Mayo who attacked first.

Feel the gin
The real question pertaining to Jan.Canidraftyou
Jul 21, 2003 10:57 PM
Would of Jan waited if Tyler did not go forward and waves his hands, yelling at everyone.

Jan was still hammering when Tyler waaved his arms. Thats what I observed.

Peace out
yes. he was already looking back for lance...aet
Jul 22, 2003 9:48 AM
plus tyler is not his father and probably does not have the status to make jan do anything. the basques might not have, though.