Ullrich retires...

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  1. Chris_E

    Chris_E New Member

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  2. Flyer's.Finale!

    Flyer's.Finale! New Member

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    Great news!

    Our brutal sport is being purged of drug cheats, one by one:

    Lance Pharmstrong
    Frankie Andreu
    Marco Pantani
    Oscar Camenzind
    Floyd Landis
    Johan Museeuw
    Frank Vandenbroucke
    Allex Zulle
    Richard Virenque

    Now lets get Tyler Hamilton, Bobby Julrich, Levi, and Jens Voigt.
     
  3. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

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    Purge a couple more and you can have the damn sport as it will be as exciting as scraping fish shit of the bottom of an aquarium and I will just ride my bike and ignore the rest.
     
  4. Der Kranz

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    i need some help. give me some names of the clean ones i can root for.

    no mention of basso. he must be clean.
     
  5. Felt_Rider

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    He has already stated on multiple accounts that they All dope.
    So if they all dope according to him and he says to weed them all out then isn't the equation now 0+0 = 0

    Imagine team cars riding the course with motorcycle cameras filming nothing but scenery. Ahhh then it will be a tranquil sport and FF can rest in peace, but there will be so much more to do in other sports with names and drug names to copy and paste because all athletes are dopers and drug users. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Powerful Pete

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    In any event, this sucks. Not the way I would have wanted to see Kaiser Jan retire... :mad:
     
  7. TrekDedicated

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    Second.


    .... I'm pissed....
     
  8. DiabloScott

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    You know, it's better than seeing him join some third rate pro team and languishing in mediocrity for a couple years before he gives up. Like Beloki, Cipo, Pantani.

    Oh gosh, I'll probably take some heat for that.
     
  9. Der Kranz

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    well, then it's an even playing field!
     
  10. lwedge

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    Gads, I just did that last weekend. My lawn has a nice healthy green spot were I tossed the water.

    You can always take up running JH.:D

    But I think DiabloScott has a point. Better he go out this way than to be a last minute ad hock on a team that may not be able to support him.

    Either way, it stinks like fish shit on the bottom of an aquarium, too bad.

    lw
     
  11. Flyer

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    Selling running shoes and mutual funds like Pharmstrong does.

    Or would you rather see Jan dragged away in hand cuffs, like most USPO doper apologists would?

    Lance, Tyler Floyd, Roberto Johan, Richard, Alex and Marco are gone forever.

    Tyler Hamilton is finished too---he just needs some more wages as did Frank Vandenbroucke.
     
  12. Borg

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    The glory years are over...Bye bye Ullie. Man, this sucks...
     
  13. Flyer

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    Cat 4 in Lemond's time.

    Been to a velodrome yet? Applied for a race license yet?

    Still have those trauma doping Nike Lance Pharmstrong ceiling posters tacked up?

    Supervised an insulin injection yet?

    Then shout F..... up you neophyte!
     
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    I no longer like this sport.... I lost interest in it back in the 90's......JU rekindled my interest in it...... Not only was the way JU was treated sad, it was plain wrong........
    JU is better then what this sport deserves. I hope B Riis, the T-Mobile people, and the others that jumped the gun on OP rot in hell.....
     
  15. vitamin s

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    what a crock of shit. i really always thought that ullrich would win the tour one last time and ride off into the sunset.

    i watched the 97 tour last week and cannot believe how easily he won. what a bad way to go out.
     
  16. Bro Deal

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    Well, this is going to suck if Basso gets to ride the Tour but Ullrich has been forced out of the sport.

    Ullrich was always a classy guy. He had a lot of bad luck in the second half of his career but never complained or tried to use it as an excuse.
     
  17. The Double Zero

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    Another sad day for cycling, End of a good career, possibly unfulfilled? The whole sport of pro cycling is currently totally up the shitter, How will the sport recover from all the events of the last twelve months.
     
  18. whiteboytrash

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    Jan Ullrich – don’t think twice


    One thing is certain.

    Jan Ullrich should not be referred to as the “Eternal second “, he is far more of a champion than either Poulidor in France or Zilioli in Italy.

    A better comparison would probably be Joop Zoetemelk, who won the Tour, and finished in second place six times, once more than Ullrich. Although Ullrich takes on a bigger role than even Zoetemelk.

    He filled a vacuum between East and West Germany at a unique time.

    Ullrich, born in the old styled “eastern block”, like all cyclists remains a product of his times. The Armstrong Ullrich duels can be seen as the final wrestle of Capitalism versus Communism.against a rapidly changing world background.

    And in equal reflection of these times we see Ullrich stand down, without trial or fair judgement made.

    Strange old world isn’t it?

    I remember a stage of the Tour of Germany in the late 1990’s, and the Telekom led peloton (inevitably) approached a pink and white hill..

    This strange geographical feature turned out to be a mass of replica Telekom Team bicycles and their riders bunched alongside the hillside to watch the race. You could feel the pressure on Ullrich that day…….
     
  19. The Double Zero

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    Bravo, a very good summation
     
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