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Leipheimer loses 13 m in second stage Vuelta; bye bye Levi?(14 posts)

Leipheimer loses 13 m in second stage Vuelta; bye bye Levi?t5rguy
Sep 7, 2003 7:55 AM
Leipheimer is another Julich.....(nm)stephenb
Sep 7, 2003 9:21 AM
Give the guy a break.KG 361
Sep 7, 2003 3:33 PM
He had a fractured pelvis during the TdF. That's only about 2 months ago.I don't think that you could realistically expect him to be a contender in a grand tour with that kind of recovery time.
I bet Rabobank expected as much! (nm)Dwayne Barry
Sep 7, 2003 3:49 PM
Leipheimer is another Julich.....(nm)MasterBlaster
Sep 8, 2003 6:02 PM
Hey I don't see you in the Vuelta so shut the F*** up. I used to ride with him before he went pro and he is a good guy who has had a rough season. So back off.
Leipheimer is another Julich.....(nm)atpjunkie
Sep 8, 2003 6:30 PM
man..... wooo! peace in the hood and props to Santa Rosa. Yes, Levi is having bad year. Will be sad if Rabobank drops him due to it. Hard to get form back from a broken pelvis. Lots of pressure on and he's down 12+ minutes. He may be on the chopping block...kinda sad.
Leipheimer is another Julich.....(nm)bjarne
Sep 9, 2003 3:57 AM
No doubt that he is a nice guy, but Rabobank bought him to be a factor in major tours, but two years later, he hadn´t had one good result.

I think he made a mistake, leaving USP, before he was ready for the challenge.

But you can´t blame a guy, for taking the money and run, just like Hamilton.
Wasn't Levi 8th in the TDF in 2002? Pretty good result. (nm)innergel
Sep 12, 2003 1:34 PM
Wasn't Levi 8th in the TDF in 2002? Pretty good result. (nm)MasterBlaster
Sep 13, 2003 9:48 PM
He sure was and this past 2003 TDF he was in form to place higher until his unfortunate crash. I am surprised he's in the Vuelta at this point still recovering from his injuries. That goes to show you that he is a true professional trying to do his job.
you seem to have forgotten...stephenb
Sep 9, 2003 5:43 AM
Julich placed third in the TdF. So I guess there's a compliment in my statement. Although I think that Leipheimer's Vuelta third might possibly be the best we'll see from him.
I certainly would be the last to say that his season hasn't been tough. No one likes broken bones.
As far as being a nice guy, I'm sure he is (although
Roberto Heras might think otherwise).
One last thing...this is an open forum. Your 'shut the...'
comment is out of line.
you seem to have forgotten...MasterBlaster
Sep 13, 2003 9:43 PM
You should clarify your point rather than state, a rather shall I say, an unsupported post. Again you are neither a Julich or Leipheimer so you should shut up when it comes to your unsupported statement. And yes, my comment was apppropriate and yours was not. Have a nice day.
hey, don't take it personally....stephenb
Sep 14, 2003 5:44 AM
Just like you, I have opinions. Baseless or not, it's just something to talk about. Not cause for bullying.

Yes I'm not Julich or Leipheimer...they're in Spain right now :-)

Have a nice day out there in Southern California...
re: Leipheimer loses 13 m in second stage Vuelta; bye bye Levi?t5rguy
Sep 9, 2003 12:21 AM
With all due respect to riders that break parts of their body and have to get back to form (like myself); why did Levi come to the Vuelta if he's not able to hold the wheel in a fast ride?
Same goes for Zulle and Millar. Millar lost 17 minutes! Makes you wonder.
At least for Millar it was probably planned...Dwayne Barry
Sep 9, 2003 2:16 AM
he's already stated his goals are only wins in the TTs and a road stage win, so in his case, it makes sense to lose time for the latter and to take it as easy as possible on most days.