Full marks to Ullrich

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  1. Sm

    Sm Guest

    He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say that both he and Lance have
    shown other sportsmen and women the way they should conduct themselves.
     
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  2. Hey, Lance should have waited for Ullrich too :)

    "SM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say
    that
    > both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they should conduct themselves.
     
  3. Ken Prager

    Ken Prager Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, "SM" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say that both he and Lance
    > have shown other sportsmen and women the way they should conduct themselves.
    >
    >

    Tyler was also up at the front helping keep things simma'd down.

    KP

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  4. Ed-D

    Ed-D Guest

    "SM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say that both he and Lance
    > have shown other sportsmen and women the way they should conduct themselves.
    >

    The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless Euskatel rider (was it
    Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith Guest

    >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say that both he and Lance
    >> have shown other sportsmen and women the way they should conduct themselves.
    >>
    >
    >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless Euskatel rider (was it
    >Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.

    I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4". If he loses the tour by
    that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.
     
  6. Ed Hill

    Ed Hill Guest

    > Tyler was also up at the front helping keep things simma'd down.

    You are mistaken, Tyler was only grandstanding. Afterall, if Jan had slowed down then Tyler wouldn't
    have been able to right to the front since Tyler was sucking wind hanging onto the back of the group
    at that point.

    Ed
     
  7. Ed-D

    Ed-D Guest

    "Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say
    that
    > >> both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they
    should
    > >> conduct themselves.
    > >>
    > >
    > >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless Euskatel rider (was it
    > >Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
    >
    > I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4".

    Please. Ulrich was seriously hurting for parts of that climb. The least they could have done is pick
    up the lead for a few kilometers. But they didn't. They just hung on his wheel until the finish and
    then outsprinted him. Well I hope the Basques are proud of them. I sure as hell wouldn't be.

    Also, is it just me or did Mayo look like he wanted to take advantage of Lance's crash before being
    called back by Hamilton and Ulrich?

    > If he loses the tour by that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.

    It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too (I forget how much).

    Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope he wins the Tour de France
    again (just not this year...or next year if Lance decides to race :))
     
  8. Ed-D wrote:
    > It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too (I forget how much).

    4 seconds. The time bonus is everything. Without it, Mayo's doing ullrich a favor by outprinting him
    --- the clock on the group gets triggered sooner.

    > Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope he wins the Tour de France
    > again (just not this year...or next year if Lance decides to race :))
     
  9. Clovis Lark

    Clovis Lark Guest

    Ed-D <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say
    > that
    >> >> both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they
    > should
    >> >> conduct themselves.
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless Euskatel rider (was it
    >> >Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
    >>
    >> I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4".

    > Please. Ulrich was seriously hurting for parts of that climb. The least they could have done is
    > pick up the lead for a few kilometers. But they didn't. They just hung on his wheel until the
    > finish and then outsprinted him. Well I hope the Basques are proud of them. I sure as hell
    > wouldn't be.

    I think, and perhaps you might rewatch this, that Ullrich responded with the idea that Armstrong
    was setting the pace. The Basque riders probably could do no more than hang on his wheel for the 6
    or so kms. That they were able to spring says more about their short term flexibility than their
    ability to set pace over the long haul. Furthermore, they were probably quite motivated by the home
    fans at the end.

    > Also, is it just me or did Mayo look like he wanted to take advantage of Lance's crash before
    > being called back by Hamilton and Ulrich?

    Mayo take advantage? Armstrong crashed him once, nearly crashed him again. Mayo paid a dear price
    for riding on Armstrong's wheel the first time. The second time he was unlucky to have Armstrong
    just pass him when the pedal problem occurred. My hunch is that he was as out of sorts and panicked
    as Armstrong and dug into his reserves. They were good for little until the end.

    >> If he loses the tour by that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.

    > It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too (I forget how much).

    4 secs between 2nd and 3rd?

    > Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope he wins the Tour de France
    > again (just not this year...or next year if Lance decides to race :))

    Apparently Hamilton called for them to slow. Give him some credit as well.
     
  10. Tritonrider

    Tritonrider Guest

    >From: Ken Prager [email protected]

    >Tyler was also up at the front helping keep things simma'd down.
    >
    >KP

    There's never been any question that Tyler is a class act. Bill C
     
  11. Ed-D

    Ed-D Guest

    "Clovis Lark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Ed-D <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > "Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >> >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to
    say
    > > that
    > >> >> both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they
    > > should
    > >> >> conduct themselves.
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless
    Euskatel
    > >> >rider (was it Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
    > >>
    > >> I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4".
    >
    > > Please. Ulrich was seriously hurting for parts of that climb. The least
    they
    > > could have done is pick up the lead for a few kilometers. But they didn't. They just hung on his
    > > wheel until the finish and then outsprinted him.
    Well I
    > > hope the Basques are proud of them. I sure as hell wouldn't be.
    >
    > I think, and perhaps you might rewatch this, that Ullrich responded with the idea that Armstrong
    > was setting the pace. The Basque riders probably could do no more than hang on his wheel for the 6
    > or so kms.

    After watching Mayo fly up Alpe d'Huez I have a hard time believing he "could do no more" than hang
    on Ulrich's wheel today.

    > That they were able to spring says more about their short term flexibility than their ability to
    > set pace over the long haul. Furthermore, they were probably quite motivated by the home fans at
    > the end.
    >

    Well of course. Which is why they figured they would let Ulrich do all the dirty work and then fight
    it out amongst each other in the sprint.

    > > Also, is it just me or did Mayo look like he wanted to take advantage of Lance's crash before
    > > being called back by Hamilton and Ulrich?
    >
    > Mayo take advantage? Armstrong crashed him once, nearly crashed him again. Mayo paid a dear price
    > for riding on Armstrong's wheel the first time. The second time he was unlucky to have Armstrong
    > just pass him when the pedal problem occurred. My hunch is that he was as out of sorts and
    > panicked as Armstrong and dug into his reserves. They were good for little until the end.
    >
    > >> If he loses the tour by that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.
    >
    > > It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too (I forget how much).
    >
    > 4 secs between 2nd and 3rd?
    >
    > > Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope he
    wins
    > > the Tour de France again (just not this year...or next year if Lance
    decides
    > > to race :))
    >
    > Apparently Hamilton called for them to slow. Give him some credit as well.
    >

    Right.
     
  12. Nick Burns

    Nick Burns Guest

    "Clovis Lark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Ed-D <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > "Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >> >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to
    say
    > > that
    > >> >> both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they
    > > should
    > >> >> conduct themselves.
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless
    Euskatel
    > >> >rider (was it Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
    > >>
    > >> I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4".
    >
    > > Please. Ulrich was seriously hurting for parts of that climb. The least
    they
    > > could have done is pick up the lead for a few kilometers. But they
    didn't.
    > > They just hung on his wheel until the finish and then outsprinted him.
    Well I
    > > hope the Basques are proud of them. I sure as hell wouldn't be.
    >
    > I think, and perhaps you might rewatch this, that Ullrich responded with the idea that Armstrong
    > was setting the pace. The Basque riders probably could do no more than hang on his wheel for the 6
    > or so kms. That they were able to spring says more about their short term flexibility than their
    > ability to set pace over the long haul. Furthermore, they were probably quite motivated by the
    > home fans at the end.

    Whether that is true or not, it is (or was?) customary (for most of the cycling world) to only
    sprint if you helped with the pace. This seems to be one of those customs that is going away these
    last few years. These two are fairly young and I am sure they have seen plenty of pros doing the
    same thing they did today. It is probably considered "smart racing" to the 20 somehting guys. A lot
    of the older guys in the pro ranks have been complaining about the changing ethics since about 10
    years ago or so.

    >
    > > Also, is it just me or did Mayo look like he wanted to take advantage of Lance's crash before
    > > being called back by Hamilton and Ulrich?
    >
    > Mayo take advantage? Armstrong crashed him once, nearly crashed him again. Mayo paid a dear price
    > for riding on Armstrong's wheel the first time. The second time he was unlucky to have Armstrong
    > just pass him when the pedal problem occurred. My hunch is that he was as out of sorts and
    > panicked as Armstrong and dug into his reserves. They were good for little until the end.
    >
    > >> If he loses the tour by that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.
    >
    > > It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too
    (I
    > > forget how much).
    >
    > 4 secs between 2nd and 3rd?
    >
    > > Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope
    he wins
    > > the Tour de France again (just not this year...or next year if Lance
    decides
    > > to race :))
    >
    > Apparently Hamilton called for them to slow. Give him some credit as well.
     
  13. > Whether that is true or not, it is (or was?) customary (for most of the cycling world) to only
    > sprint if you helped with the pace. This seems to
    be
    > one of those customs that is going away these last few years. These two
    are
    > fairly young and I am sure they have seen plenty of pros doing the same thing they did today. It
    > is probably considered "smart racing" to the 20 somehting guys. A lot of the older guys in the pro
    > ranks have been complaining about the changing ethics since about 10 years ago or so.

    You mean 10 years ago when everybody was loaded with EPO. Yes, very ethical!!

    Maybe you are talking about etiquette?
     
  14. Clovis Lark

    Clovis Lark Guest

    Ed-D <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Clovis Lark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> Ed-D <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> > "Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> >> >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to
    > say
    >> > that
    >> >> >> both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they
    >> > should
    >> >> >> conduct themselves.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless
    > Euskatel
    >> >> >rider (was it Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
    >> >>
    >> >> I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4".
    >>
    >> > Please. Ulrich was seriously hurting for parts of that climb. The least
    > they
    >> > could have done is pick up the lead for a few kilometers. But they didn't. They just hung on
    >> > his wheel until the finish and then outsprinted him.
    > Well I
    >> > hope the Basques are proud of them. I sure as hell wouldn't be.
    >>
    >> I think, and perhaps you might rewatch this, that Ullrich responded with the idea that Armstrong
    >> was setting the pace. The Basque riders probably could do no more than hang on his wheel for the
    >> 6 or so kms.

    > After watching Mayo fly up Alpe d'Huez I have a hard time believing he "could do no more" than
    > hang on Ulrich's wheel today.

    After the Alpe, Mayo went into decline, no? And it did indeed look like he could do little more.
    Where was he on Saturday?

    >> That they were able to spring says more about their short term flexibility than their ability to
    >> set pace over the long haul. Furthermore, they were probably quite motivated by the home fans at
    >> the end.
    >>

    > Well of course. Which is why they figured they would let Ulrich do all the dirty work and then
    > fight it out amongst each other in the sprint.

    Racin's racin'...

    >> > Also, is it just me or did Mayo look like he wanted to take advantage of Lance's crash before
    >> > being called back by Hamilton and Ulrich?
    >>
    >> Mayo take advantage? Armstrong crashed him once, nearly crashed him again. Mayo paid a dear price
    >> for riding on Armstrong's wheel the first time. The second time he was unlucky to have Armstrong
    >> just pass him when the pedal problem occurred. My hunch is that he was as out of sorts and
    >> panicked as Armstrong and dug into his reserves. They were good for little until the end.
    >>
    >> >> If he loses the tour by that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.
    >>
    >> > It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too (I forget how much).
    >>
    >> 4 secs between 2nd and 3rd?
    >>
    >> > Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope he
    > wins
    >> > the Tour de France again (just not this year...or next year if Lance
    > decides
    >> > to race :))
    >>
    >> Apparently Hamilton called for them to slow. Give him some credit as well.
    >>

    > Right.
     
  15. Clovis Lark

    Clovis Lark Guest

    Nick Burns <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Clovis Lark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >> Ed-D <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> > "Keith" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> >> >> He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to
    > say
    >> > that
    >> >> >> both he and Lance have shown other sportsmen and women the way they
    >> > should
    >> >> >> conduct themselves.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> >The same of which cannot be said for Mayo and that other classless
    > Euskatel
    >> >> >rider (was it Zebeldia?). What a bunch of punks.
    >> >>
    >> >> I think they couldn't do any better today, but outsprinting Ullrich for 4".
    >>
    >> > Please. Ulrich was seriously hurting for parts of that climb. The least
    > they
    >> > could have done is pick up the lead for a few kilometers. But they
    > didn't.
    >> > They just hung on his wheel until the finish and then outsprinted him.
    > Well I
    >> > hope the Basques are proud of them. I sure as hell wouldn't be.
    >>
    >> I think, and perhaps you might rewatch this, that Ullrich responded with the idea that Armstrong
    >> was setting the pace. The Basque riders probably could do no more than hang on his wheel for the
    >> 6 or so kms. That they were able to spring says more about their short term flexibility than
    >> their ability to set pace over the long haul. Furthermore, they were probably quite motivated by
    >> the home fans at the end.

    > Whether that is true or not, it is (or was?) customary (for most of the cycling world) to only
    > sprint if you helped with the pace. This seems to be one of those customs that is going away these
    > last few years. These two are fairly young and I am sure they have seen plenty of pros doing the
    > same thing they did today. It is probably considered "smart racing" to the 20 somehting guys. A
    > lot of the older guys in the pro ranks have been complaining about the changing ethics since about
    > 10 years ago or so.

    Could you find me a quote where Ullrich feels robbed? And, yes there are new ethics.

    >>
    >> > Also, is it just me or did Mayo look like he wanted to take advantage of Lance's crash before
    >> > being called back by Hamilton and Ulrich?
    >>
    >> Mayo take advantage? Armstrong crashed him once, nearly crashed him again. Mayo paid a dear price
    >> for riding on Armstrong's wheel the first time. The second time he was unlucky to have Armstrong
    >> just pass him when the pedal problem occurred. My hunch is that he was as out of sorts and
    >> panicked as Armstrong and dug into his reserves. They were good for little until the end.
    >>
    >> >> If he loses the tour by that margin, Mayo will probably live to regret it all his career.
    >>
    >> > It's more than four seconds because there is a time bonus involved too
    > (I
    >> > forget how much).
    >>
    >> 4 secs between 2nd and 3rd?
    >>
    >> > Anyway, Ulrich earned my respect today. He's a worthy champion. I hope
    > he wins
    >> > the Tour de France again (just not this year...or next year if Lance
    > decides
    >> > to race :))
    >>
    >> Apparently Hamilton called for them to slow. Give him some credit as well.
     
  16. Bob Schwartz

    Bob Schwartz Guest

    Nick Burns <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Whether that is true or not, it is (or was?) customary (for most of the cycling world) to only
    > sprint if you helped with the pace. This seems to be one of those customs that is going away these
    > last few years. These two are fairly young and I am sure they have seen plenty of pros doing the
    > same thing they did today. It is probably considered "smart racing" to the 20 somehting guys. A
    > lot of the older guys in the pro ranks have been complaining about the changing ethics since about
    > 10 years ago or so.

    A number of years ago I was at a clinic given by ex-Euro pro Joe Parkin when the subject of
    sprinting after sitting in came up. This concept of sprinting honor does not exist and never has. If
    someone sits on your wheel and comes around at the end it is your fault for not being smart or
    strong enough to drop them. If it happens because you have GC concerns then too bad for you.

    He made it very clear that he never rode for a director who would not have skinned him alive of he
    had been able to come around someone after not pulling and declined out of some sense of honor. You
    would only do that if the placing had no value, i.e. you don't sprint from the autobus.

    Bob Schwartz [email protected]
     
  17. Keith

    Keith Guest

    >A number of years ago I was at a clinic given by ex-Euro pro Joe Parkin

    Joe who?

    >when the subject of sprinting after sitting in came up. This concept of sprinting honor does not
    >exist and never has. If someone sits on your wheel and comes around at the end it is your fault for
    >not being smart or strong enough to drop them. If it happens because you have GC concerns then too
    >bad for you.
    >
    >He made it very clear that he never rode for a director who would not have skinned him alive of he
    >had been able to come around someone after not pulling and declined out of some sense of honor. You
    >would only do that if the placing had no value, i.e. you don't sprint from the autobus.

    Sounds like his poor ethics didn't help him make a name for himseld.

    >
    >Bob Schwartz [email protected]
     
  18. Smokymcpot

    Smokymcpot Guest

    "SM" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > He proved today that he is a true sportsman... actually you have to say that both he and Lance
    > have shown other sportsmen and women the way they should conduct themselves.

    sorry to be unsporting but i reckon he should have kept going! lances mistake in riding too close
    to the crowd caused him to fall, and ullrich was lucky not too fall over lances bike too. the
    crash also resulted in a loss of rythm for ullrich which makes a difference on the bigger gears he
    pushes on climbs

    in the end ullrich not only lost the stage but also the 20s stage winner prize - incidently is that
    prize awarded for the time trial stages
     
  19. Mark Janeba

    Mark Janeba Guest

    smokymcpot wrote:
    > in the end ullrich not only lost the stage but also the 20s stage winner prize - incidently is
    > that prize awarded for the time trial stages

    I believe there is NO time bonus for TT win. (Last year there wasn't, I doubt the rules
    have changed.)

    Mark Janeba
     
  20. Precious Pup

    Precious Pup Guest

    Bob Schwartz wrote:
    >
    > Nick Burns <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Whether that is true or not, it is (or was?) customary (for most of the cycling world) to only
    > > sprint if you helped with the pace. This seems to be one of those customs that is going away
    > > these last few years. These two are fairly young and I am sure they have seen plenty of pros
    > > doing the same thing they did today. It is probably considered "smart racing" to the 20
    > > somehting guys. A lot of the older guys in the pro ranks have been complaining about the
    > > changing ethics since about 10 years ago or so.
    >
    > A number of years ago I was at a clinic given by ex-Euro pro Joe Parkin when the subject of
    > sprinting after sitting in came up. This concept of sprinting honor does not exist and never has.
    > If someone sits on your wheel and comes around at the end it is your fault for not being smart or
    > strong enough to drop them. If it happens because you have GC concerns then too bad for you.

    Yes. It is up to the non-sprinters to drop the sprinters, pure and simple.

    > He made it very clear that he never rode for a director who would not have skinned him alive of he
    > had been able to come around someone after not pulling and declined out of some sense of honor.
    > You would only do that if the placing had no value, i.e. you don't sprint from the autobus.

    As best I've ever been able to tell, "sprinting honor" only holds place for _small_ training rides,
    and even then not always. I've never figured out why some folks think they are obligated to help
    someone else win the race. Some amateurs can only be amateurs (aside from the obvious natural talent
    issues) because a pro DS would fire them for being so stupid. Who was the rank domestique that
    outsprinted Bugno after being bluntly commanded to do nothing but sit on Bugno's wheel for something
    like 10 k before the line?
     
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