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Hallo liebe Radsport-Fans,

Mark Cavendish genießt seine Auftritte im Regenbogen-Trikot

Mark Cavendish hat in der ersten Giro-Woche mit zwei Siegen wieder einmal für Furore gesorgt. Der Weltmeister ist in den letzten Jahren reifer geworden. Cavendish ist der sprintstärkste Mann, den ich jemals gesehen habe.

Besonders aufgefallen ist mir in letzter Zeit, dass Cavendish inzwischen auf welligem Terrain wesentlich besser zurechtkommt als in der Vergangenheit. Ich kann mich auch an Zeiten erinnern, wo er regelmäßig am ersten Berg abreißen ließ. Bei seinem Sieg auf der 5. Giro-Etappe waren Tyler Farrar, Thor Hushovd und Andrea Guardini im Schlusssprint bereits abgehängt. Cavendish hat den Spurt gegen Matthew Goss sicher nach Hause gefahren.

Sprinter sind von einem besonderen Schlag. Wenn "Cav" & Co. den roten Teufelslappen auf dem letzten Kilometer sehen, blenden sie alles um sich herum aus. Dann rauschen sie dem Ziel mit 60 km/h entgegen und treten auf den letzten Metern über 1.500 Watt. Wer Angst hat, hat verloren.

Wie Erik Zabel hat Cavendish den richtigen Riecher und ein gutes Auge dafür, wann er den Schlusssprint anziehen muss. "Ete" war ebenfalls ein sehr schneller Mann, der viele Tagessiege eingefahren hat. Am stärksten war Zabel auf besonders anspruchsvollen Etappen. War er zum Schluss noch dabei, gehörte er immer zu den Sieganwärtern.

Zabel hat viele Rennen mitbestimmt und ist clever gefahren. Mit Mario Cipollini, Tom Steels, Alessandro Petacchi und Tom Boonen hatte Zabel in seiner Karriere stets starke Konkurrenz. Alles in allem war Zabel im direkten Vergleich mit Cavendish der komplettere Fahrer.

Sprinter kennen keine Freunde

Für mich war die Sprinterei nichts. Ich war immer heilfroh, wenn ich im Finale nicht reinhalten musste. Schließlich geht es im Massensprint extrem hektisch zu. Sprinter halten noch mal ganz anders rein. Deshalb kommt es hier und da auch zu Stürzen. Die Jungs haben ein besonderes Gespür für das richtige Hinterrad und drängeln können sie auch. Den Sieg vor Augen, kennt ein Sprinter keine Freunde.

Besonders während der Tour de France habe ich mich gerne als Anfahrer zur Verfügung gestellt, um mich von gefährlichen Stürzen fernzuhalten. Meistens haben wir zehn Kilometer vor Ende der Etappe losgelegt, um das Peloton zu kontrollieren. Zwei Kilometer vor dem Ziel habe ich mich ausgeklinkt. Auf den letzten 1.000 Metern sind dann endschnelle Fahrer wie Rolf Aldag in die Bresche gesprungen.

Geht es nach dem Lehrbuch, hat der Sprinter auf dem letzten Kilometer gerne zwei Fahrer aus dem eigenen Team vor sich. Der erste verabschiedet sich an der 500-Meter-Marke, der zweite 200 Meter vor der Ziellinie, dann geht die Post ab.

Das war's für heute von mir.

Euer

Jan Ullrich

http://www.eurosport.com
 
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gerundium said:
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.
Or maybe just staying fit and having fun riding bikes.
 
Bavarianrider said:
Hallo liebe Radsport-Fans,

Mark Cavendish genießt seine Auftritte im Regenbogen-Trikot

Mark Cavendish hat in der ersten Giro-Woche mit zwei Siegen wieder einmal für Furore gesorgt. Der Weltmeister ist in den letzten Jahren reifer geworden. Cavendish ist der sprintstärkste Mann, den ich jemals gesehen habe.

Besonders aufgefallen ist mir in letzter Zeit, dass Cavendish inzwischen auf welligem Terrain wesentlich besser zurechtkommt als in der Vergangenheit. Ich kann mich auch an Zeiten erinnern, wo er regelmäßig am ersten Berg abreißen ließ. Bei seinem Sieg auf der 5. Giro-Etappe waren Tyler Farrar, Thor Hushovd und Andrea Guardini im Schlusssprint bereits abgehängt. Cavendish hat den Spurt gegen Matthew Goss sicher nach Hause gefahren.

Sprinter sind von einem besonderen Schlag. Wenn "Cav" & Co. den roten Teufelslappen auf dem letzten Kilometer sehen, blenden sie alles um sich herum aus. Dann rauschen sie dem Ziel mit 60 km/h entgegen und treten auf den letzten Metern über 1.500 Watt. Wer Angst hat, hat verloren.

Wie Erik Zabel hat Cavendish den richtigen Riecher und ein gutes Auge dafür, wann er den Schlusssprint anziehen muss. "Ete" war ebenfalls ein sehr schneller Mann, der viele Tagessiege eingefahren hat. Am stärksten war Zabel auf besonders anspruchsvollen Etappen. War er zum Schluss noch dabei, gehörte er immer zu den Sieganwärtern.

Zabel hat viele Rennen mitbestimmt und ist clever gefahren. Mit Mario Cipollini, Tom Steels, Alessandro Petacchi und Tom Boonen hatte Zabel in seiner Karriere stets starke Konkurrenz. Alles in allem war Zabel im direkten Vergleich mit Cavendish der komplettere Fahrer.

Sprinter kennen keine Freunde

Für mich war die Sprinterei nichts. Ich war immer heilfroh, wenn ich im Finale nicht reinhalten musste. Schließlich geht es im Massensprint extrem hektisch zu. Sprinter halten noch mal ganz anders rein. Deshalb kommt es hier und da auch zu Stürzen. Die Jungs haben ein besonderes Gespür für das richtige Hinterrad und drängeln können sie auch. Den Sieg vor Augen, kennt ein Sprinter keine Freunde.

Besonders während der Tour de France habe ich mich gerne als Anfahrer zur Verfügung gestellt, um mich von gefährlichen Stürzen fernzuhalten. Meistens haben wir zehn Kilometer vor Ende der Etappe losgelegt, um das Peloton zu kontrollieren. Zwei Kilometer vor dem Ziel habe ich mich ausgeklinkt. Auf den letzten 1.000 Metern sind dann endschnelle Fahrer wie Rolf Aldag in die Bresche gesprungen.

Geht es nach dem Lehrbuch, hat der Sprinter auf dem letzten Kilometer gerne zwei Fahrer aus dem eigenen Team vor sich. Der erste verabschiedet sich an der 500-Meter-Marke, der zweite 200 Meter vor der Ziellinie, dann geht die Post ab.

Das war's für heute von mir.

Euer

Jan Ullrich

http://www.eurosport.com
this is an English speaking forum so please translate this kind of posts before actually posting them, shouldn't be hard to sum them up as german is your main language.

i will let this post stay, tho i hope you could be so kind as to sum it up in a english for every1 else, i won't be as kind for any other foreign language posts tho.
 
Parrulo said:
this is an English speaking forum so please translate this kind of posts before actually posting them, shouldn't be hard to sum them up as german is your main language.

i will let this post stay, tho i hope you could be so kind as to sum it up in a english for every1 else, i won't be as kind for any other foreign language posts tho.
I'll do a translation in about an hour.

My main language is Bavarian by the way ;) :D
 
My quick Translation of Jan Ullrich's Eurosport Blog

Dear cycling fans,

Mark Cavendish enjoys his appearances in the rainbow jersey


Mark Cavendish has yet again caused furor with two victories in the first week of the Giro. The world champion has matured in the last few years. Cavendish is the most sprint explosive rider i have ever seen.

I particularly noticed that Cavendish now does a lot better in hilly pacours then he did in the past. I can remember times were he got regularly droped on the first climb. In his victory on the 5th Giro stage Tyler Farrar, Thor Hushovd and Andrea Guardini were already dropped. Cavendish easily won the sprint against Matthew Goss.

Sprinters are of a special kind of breed. Once "Cav" and the others see the flamme rouge on the last kilometer, they forget everything around them. They are heading to the finish with speeds of over 60km/h, producing more than 1500 watts on the final meters. Whoever is afraid has already lost.

Just like Erik Zabel, Cavendish has the right feeling and vision when he has to start his final sprint. "Ete" was also a very fast man who had many victories. Zabel was at his best on tough stages. When he was still in the pack at the end of a stage, he was always battling for the victory.

Zabel dominated many races and had a very clever way of riding. With guys like Mario Cipollini, Tom Steels, Alessandro Petachi and Tom Boonen, Zabel faced strong opponets during his entire career. All in all, in direct comparison to Cavendish, Zabel was the more complete rider.

Sprinters don't know any friends.

For me sprinting wasn't the right thing to do. I was always happy if i didn't have to sprint in the finale. After all, in a buch sprint, things are very hectic. Sprinters have a whole different kind of mentality in the bunch sprint. That's why crashes happen in bunch sprints, from time to time. Those guys have the feeling for the best rear wheel and they know how to push, too. If a sprinter smells victory, he doesn't know any firends.

Especially during the Tour the France i took pleasure in riding in the sprint train, in order to avoid dangerous crashes in the pack. Usually we started our train 10km from the finish line, in order to control the peleton. I was riding until the 2km mark before the finish line. On the last 1000m fast guys like Rolf Aldag were leading the train.

In an ideal situation, the sprinter has two team members in front of him on the final km. The first one rides till the 500m mark, while the second one rides till the 200m. From there on the sprinters go full throttle.

Thats it from me for this week,

your Jan Ullrich
 
Bavarianrider said:
My quick Translation of Jan Ullrich's Eurosport Blog

Dear cycling fans,

Mark Cavendish enjoys his appearances in the rainbow jersey


Mark Cavendish has yet again caused furor with two victories in the first week of the Giro. The world champion has matured in the last few years. Cavendish is the most sprint explosive rider i have ever seen.

I particularly noticed that Cavendish now does a lot better in hilly pacours then he did in the past. I can remember times were he got regularly droped on the first climb. In his victory on the 5th Giro stage Tyler Farrar, Thor Hushovd and Andrea Guardini were already dropped. Cavendish easily won the sprint against Matthew Goss.

Sprinters are of a special kind of breed. Once "Cav" and the others see the flamme rouge on the last kilometer, they forget everything around them. They are heading to the finish with speeds of over 60km/h, producing more than 1500 watts on the final meters. Whoever is afraid has already lost.

Just like Erik Zabel, Cavendish has the right feeling and vision when he has to start his final sprint. "Ete" was also a very fast man who had many victories. Zabel was at his best on tough stages. When he was still in the pack at the end of a stage, he was always battling for the victory.

Zabel dominated many races and had a very clever way of riding. With guys like Mario Cipollini, Tom Steels, Alessandro Petachi and Tom Boonen, Zabel faced strong opponets during his entire career. All in all, in direct comparison to Cavendish, Zabel was the more complete rider.

Sprinters don't know any friends.

For me sprinting wasn't the right thing to do. I was always happy if i didn't have to sprint in the finale. After all, in a buch sprint, things are very hectic. Sprinters have a whole different kind of mentality in the bunch sprint. That's why crashes happen in bunch sprints, from time to time. Those guys have the feeling for the best rear wheel and they know how to push, too. If a sprinter smells victory, he doesn't know any firends.

Especially during the Tour the France i took pleasure in riding in the sprint train, in order to avoid dangerous crashes in the pack. Usually we started our train 10km from the finish line, in order to control the peleton. I was riding until the 2km mark before the finish line. On the last 1000m fast guys like Rolf Aldag were leading the train.

In an ideal situation, the sprinter has two team members in front of him on the final km. The first one rides till the 500m mark, while the second one rides till the 200m. From there on the sprinters go full throttle.

Thats it from me for this week,

your Jan Ullrich
Thanks BR!
 
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Now six years after THE day before the Tour, in 2006...

Day before Tour 2006, June 30th 2006, 9.34 CET, Frommert announces the suspension of Ulle, Sevila and Pevenage...

In sad memory of an epic battle that the world wasn´t allowed to see... A Tour like the one of 2012, tailormade for the strong time trialists, just perfect for Jan.
 
Long interviwe with Ullrich on Le Tour
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/ullrich-exklusiv-martin-soll-auf-074022429.html

Most interesting statements:

- He thinks prologe will be decided between Cancellara and Tony
- He says Tony should ride on his on bill and not think about the Olympics during the Tour. He thinks Tony might have a chance at the podium although he doesn't think it will happen but predicts a great Tour by Tony nevertheless. In any case,Tony should ride the Tour full trottle, Ullrich says. There is enough time to recover till the olympic TT.
- He thinks Greipl and Kittel will take some stages
- He says there might be trouble for Sky with both Wiggins and Cavendish on the team
He says Wiggins won't have a chance to win the Tour and predicts him to blow up sooner or later.
- He feels Klöden will be in top shape and is the dark horse for the overall win.
- He says Hejsedal will be good but has no shot for the podium
-
 
Bavarianrider said:
Long interviwe with Ullrich on Le Tour
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/ullrich-exklusiv-martin-soll-auf-074022429.html

Most interesting statements:

- He thinks prologe will be decided between Cancellara and Tony
- He says Tony should ride on his on bill and not think about the Olympics during the Tour. He thinks Tony might have a chance at the podium although he doesn't think it will happen but predicts a great Tour by Tony nevertheless. In any case,Tony should ride the Tour full trottle, Ullrich says. There is enough time to recover till the olympic TT.
- He thinks Greipl and Kittel will take some stages
- He says there might be trouble for Sky with both Wiggins and Cavendish on the team
He says Wiggins won't have a chance to win the Tour and predicts him to blow up sooner or later.
- He feels Klöden will be in top shape and is the dark horse for the overall win.
- He says Hejsedal will be good but has no shot for the podium
-
Thanks Bavarian.

I agree with everything he says but the part with Martin having a shot to podium and that I think Greipel will win a stage and Kittel won't.
 
Bavarianrider said:
Long interviwe with Ullrich on Le Tour
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/ullrich-exklusiv-martin-soll-auf-074022429.html

Most interesting statements:

- He thinks prologe will be decided between Cancellara and Tony
- He says Tony should ride on his on bill and not think about the Olympics during the Tour. He thinks Tony might have a chance at the podium although he doesn't think it will happen but predicts a great Tour by Tony nevertheless. In any case,Tony should ride the Tour full trottle, Ullrich says. There is enough time to recover till the olympic TT.
- He thinks Greipl and Kittel will take some stages
- He says there might be trouble for Sky with both Wiggins and Cavendish on the team
He says Wiggins won't have a chance to win the Tour and predicts him to blow up sooner or later.
- He feels Klöden will be in top shape and is the dark horse for the overall win.
- He says Hejsedal will be good but has no shot for the podium
-
Oh yes please. There isn't anyone I'd rather see win! (Though Rolland is close...)
 
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Bavarianrider said:
Long interviwe with Ullrich on Le Tour
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/ullrich-exklusiv-martin-soll-auf-074022429.html

Most interesting statements:

- He thinks prologe will be decided between Cancellara and Tony
- He says Tony should ride on his on bill and not think about the Olympics during the Tour. He thinks Tony might have a chance at the podium although he doesn't think it will happen but predicts a great Tour by Tony nevertheless. In any case,Tony should ride the Tour full trottle, Ullrich says. There is enough time to recover till the olympic TT.
- He thinks Greipl and Kittel will take some stages
- He says there might be trouble for Sky with both Wiggins and Cavendish on the team
He says Wiggins won't have a chance to win the Tour and predicts him to blow up sooner or later.
- He feels Klöden will be in top shape and is the dark horse for the overall win.
- He says Hejsedal will be good but has no shot for the podium
-
Awesome, thanks for posting. Love me some Ullrich.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
That is quite nice of Jan. Anyway, you must be very dissapointed for Tony, Bavarianrider?
Of course.
I mean this year it's particularly bad.
Last year or in 2010 this wouldn't have been as bad.
But this Tour is as suiting as it gets for Tony. And there are the olympic games.
 
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Bavarianrider said:
Jan Ullrich updated Tour de France palmares:

Overall standings:

4 x 1st place
2 x 2nd place
1 x 3rd place

48 yellow jerseys

11 stage wins
ASO would look pretty silly if they tried to update the results after the likely upcoming decision. Don't count on that.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
ASO would look pretty silly if they tried to update the results after the likely upcoming decision. Don't count on that.
That's not ASO decision.
UCI has the power to do so.
And as UCI has signed the Wada Code there is no way out for them once USADA has handed over their report.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
ASO would look pretty silly if they tried to update the results after the likely upcoming decision. Don't count on that.
Looking forward to see Ullrich receiving his jersey. He deserves it, hope he still fits into it :D
 

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