ulle comeback?

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  1. zlatan

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    I wish I was german speaker that could translate it properly but alas I am not.

    Summary:
    • Jan is really fit! he just rode 48km!
    • Vino deserves a second chance
    • He probably can't be busted now
    • The Germans still hate him (but they probably still love him too)
    • Maybe a January comeback? (Doesn't he have to have been in the program for 6 months?)
    • Riding a bike is enormous fun!
    Ah well, he's done his time and it will be a fun reunion.

    In case anyone else is tempted by comedy machine translation:

     
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    This from Le Monde: (via pottssteve @ BikeRadar Forum)
    Following Lance Amstrong's sensational return to pro cycling, we tracked down one of his biggest rivals, the German Jan Ullrich, to see if he had any plans for a similar return. We found him in a bakery in Munich, and through mouthfuls of strudel he told us of his thoughts.
    "Ja, for sure I will now return to cycling," explained the big German, through a face full of Black Forest gateau. "I'm now at my racing weight of 92 kilos and have been working hard on my brunch sprints. I want to race the Paris-Nice, because I like biscuits, and in Amstel Gold for the beers." And what of the Tour de France? "Of course, this is the biggest race. I have strategies to help me here. I cannot say to you too much, but my plan is to ride hard on the bike one day and then go by train the next. This is the only way to beat Armstrong, I think. And also there is a buffet on the train for if I get hungry. Do you want the rest of that sausage roll?"
    http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-35762-2.html#backToArticle=581605
     
  4. zlatan

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    well about 10 german newspapers have report today that he plans a comeback and hes mananger says you can´t cant him out too have a comeback..
    and he ride 48km/h whit a avarge speed of 41 kmh/h and finshed in the peleton in wessemans race
     
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    Armstrong spoke with Jan about a month ago about a comeback and riding with Astana. The last time I had contact he was considering it, however he would need to start training soon and this would entail about 10,000 kms of training. Before he commits he wants guarantees he will be allowed to race.
    He doesn't want a repeat of 2006. I may hear more next week.
     
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    If he wants a race, I'll give him a race!

    (handicap lead of a couple of a couple of thousand kms, of course!)
     
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    Whatever crap Armstrong gets from the press will be doubled if Jan were to try and comeback. It is probably good he delayed the announcement.
     
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    Bump.

    Need to put current threads back to the top because of the Spam nob head (Flyer)
     
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    Ullrich is still my favourite rider of the recent past, but really he's played this all wrong right from the start. There is no way he's going to be allowed back while he's still claiming that he never doped.

    David Millar showed the way, and people from Ivan Basso to Joey Barton have successfully followed: once caught out, drop your kegs and take it like a man. July 1st 2006 Ulle should have welled up with tears and gone on TV to tell us all about "desperation to return to past glories" or "realising how far behind he was at the Giro and not wanting to let the fans down", and at the same time lawyering up to make sure that we all knew that his previous conviction didn't count and that he should receive a 2-year ban starting from the date of his confession. He could have been back at the Tour start in 2008.
     
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    Except the rule back then still was that the ban was 2+2 years. So since at that time the TdF was still part of the ProTour Ulle would've been allowed back in 2010...of course things didn't go so well for ProTour but Ulle couldn't guess that back then.
     
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    reee
     
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    Link.
     
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    Jan's manager has apparently denied the Rock Racing comeback rumour.


    Link.
     
  19. lucybears

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    So Le Monde got it right :D
     
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    Jan is working on a new clothing line and a new town bike that blends performance and comfort as far as racing the Swiss Cycling Federation has not given him a go ahead to race.
    He won't stick his neck out without some support and guarantees.
     
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