Voeckler started 2004 by beating Jan.

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    From: B. Lafferty ([email protected])
    Subject: Re: Ullrich Must Be Losing Sleep....
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    Date: 2004-03-01 17:16:22 PST


    Time will tell.
    "trg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > And next year's tour as well ;)
    >
    > B. Lafferty wrote:
    > > Speaking of numbers, I hope LeBlanc gives Ullrich #51 in this year's
    > > Tour.
    > >
    > > "trg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> I got it from a Spanish site that listed him as "retirado"
    > >> (withdrawn). As I now realize, the 71 by his name wasn't the mile he
    > >> dropped at, it was probably just his number. Oops.
    > >>
    > >> I guess he didn't drop, just finished out of the time limit.
    > >>
    > >> B. Lafferty wrote:
    > >>> "trg" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>> news:[email protected]
    > >>>> B. Lafferty wrote:
    > >>>>> from the anxiety of knowing that Krispy beat Floyd by one second
    > >>>>> at Algarve. Krispy needs to bluff better before he ramps it up in
    > >>>>> Georgia.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> From CyclingNews:
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> "I wonder what Jan [Ullrich] thought when he heard I won in
    > >>>>> Portugal, that I'm winning in February, when I'm nowhere near my
    > >>>>> peak," Armstrong said. "I was thinking what would I do if I heard
    > >>>>> Ullrich had won a time-trial in February... I think I'd get
    > >>>>> straight down and do 50 sit-ups just to say to myself I was doing
    > >>>>> something. I didn't expect to win, but I did."
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Well, turns out Ullrich isn't losing sleep. He even dropped out of
    > >>>> the CLASICA DE ALMERIA after just 71 kms to catch up on his zzz's.
    > >>>> I guess Armstrong won't be doing situps either.
    > >>>
    > >>> Interesting, but not what the news services reported. What's your
    > >>> source?
    > >>>
    > >>> ---------------------------------
    > >>>
    > >>> From CyclingNews:
    > >>> Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile) described himself as happy with his first
    > >>> race of the season, the Clasica Almeria in Spain, won by La
    > >>> Boulangère's Thomas Voeckler. Ullrich was part of the main field
    > >>> that finished too far behind the 20 leaders to be classified.
    > >>> "After my preparation with three training camps altogether, I feel
    > >>> on the right road towards the Tour de France," Ullrich told the SID
    > >>> newsagency. "It is not my aim yet to keep up with the best riders.
    > >>> Above all, it was important for getting the first racing kilometres
    > >>> in. That can now be built on."
    > >>>
    > >>> From PezCyclingNews:
    > >>> Jan Ullrich has started to warm up his big diesel engine of a body
    > >>> by turning out at the Clasica de Almeria, saying he couldn't have
    > >>> had a better start to his season, and telling his website that he
    > >>> was happy to finish in the main bunch (over 20 minutes back)
    > >>> because Guerini and Konecny were in the front of the race.
    > >>>
     
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