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Jan Ullrich still has it!!!

30 Apr 2012 22:17

Hey guys, i think that's worth a new thread.
Today Ullrich was racing his first real race since 2006.
He was participating in the Peak to Creek relay event in Austria. Ullrich was riding the bycicle stage of this relay event. He rode against Gilbert Simoni and Antonio CORRADIN, winner of the Öztaler Radmarathon in 2008 and 2010. Both these guys are still in good shape. The route covered the Stilzer Sattel, a 10km climb with an average gradient of 10,5%. And gues what, Ullrich being probably around 80 Kilos smoked the two Italians. He was 2 minutes 10 seconds faster than Simoni and 3 minutes 10 seconds faster than Corradini!!
Give it up for Jan!!

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30 Apr 2012 22:21

Bavarianrider wrote:Hey guys, i think that's worth a new thread.
Today Ullrich was racing his first real race since 2006.
He was participating in the Peak to Creek relay event in Austria. Ullrich was riding the bycicle stage of this relay event. He rode against Gilbert Simoni and Antonio CORRADIN, winner of the Öztaler Radmarathon in 2008 and 2010. Both these guys are still in good shape. The route covered the Stilzer Sattel, a 10km climb with an average gradient of 10,5%. And gues what, Ullrich being probably around 80 Kilos smoked the two Italians. He was 2 minutes 10 seconds faster than Simoni and 3 minutes 10 seconds faster than Corradini!!
Give it up for Jan!!

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Good to see that you love all German TTers, not just Tony :p

Nice result for the guy, he seems to have been through a lot since '06, glad to see him back on a bike.
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30 Apr 2012 22:24

Still looks fat. ;)
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30 Apr 2012 22:31

roundabout wrote:Still looks fat. ;)


Fat but fast! Simply the best! :D

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30 Apr 2012 22:44

So when's the comeback.
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30 Apr 2012 23:17

will10 wrote:So when's the comeback.


i was waiting for this. Don't think Jan wants to go through all the crap, but damn wouldn't it be sweet to see him back in the pro ranks.
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30 Apr 2012 23:33

Ulle Rocks :)
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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30 Apr 2012 23:39

Why isn't he riding one of his own bikes?
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01 May 2012 00:28

Ulle is still tops!
THAT is not fat...it's his shirt hanging

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awesome
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01 May 2012 00:46

icebreaker wrote:Think how fast he could be on a big boy bike. Looks like a kids bike!


hehe

Jan is big
bike little :D
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01 May 2012 06:38

Talent is talent is talent :)
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02 May 2012 00:02

icebreaker wrote:Think how fast he could be on a big boy bike. Looks like a kids bike!


He looks like he has what Steve Hogg would say is a "functionally short torso"!!! Short top tube in relation to his seat height. Never really noticed this when he was racing.

Looks pretty good though - must be off the gummy bears. Looks like a he's pretty good weight for a retired dude.
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02 May 2012 01:04

jan the man.
what a champ he was.
RIP Craig, you'll be missed friend.
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02 May 2012 02:14

Timmy-loves-Rabo wrote:jan the man.
what a champ he IS.


Fixed! :D
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02 May 2012 02:25

PCutter wrote:Why isn't he riding one of his own bikes?


My thoughts exactly!

I tried to get one when they first came out. Now they just look aged, wish he'd update them a bit, would be a cool bike frame to have.
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02 May 2012 02:59

PCutter wrote:Why isn't he riding one of his own bikes?


team sponsor? - it matches the colour of his kit very well...
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02 May 2012 03:26

Glad to hear that Jan is doing good and all the past life/health issues are hopefully gone for good. :D
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02 May 2012 03:32

Bavarianrider wrote: He rode against Gilbert Simoni ... He was 2 minutes 10 seconds faster than Simoni and 3 minutes 10 seconds faster than Corradini!!


Impressive, if you mean he was beating Gilberto Simoni, who is just two yrs removed from high level pro competition at the Giro.

It makes it all more bitter that we got stolen the TdF´s 1998-2006 (& maybe more), while that american rider who was protected by UCI was allowed to ride on.

What a sad story. :mad:
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02 May 2012 03:47

Great news, I hope this means his personal life is also back on track (after some tough times).
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02 May 2012 07:12

jan and francesco both seen recently riding specialized. Free advertising for the SME killer.
Saging lang ang may puso!
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