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Message 1 - posted by George809 (U2883985) , Mar 29, 2006

Jan Ullrich has been forced to cancel his planned race appearance in France at next week’s Circuit de la Sarthe (April 4 to 7). The cause of the T-Mobile Team captain’s withdrawal is an irritation in the right knee, „which, on medical grounds, rules out racing,“ says team doc Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid following tests at Freiburg’s Uni-Clinic on Tuesday.

Hopefully this doesn't affect him too much, although any prolonged period of no training for Jan can't bode well......
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Message 2 - posted by otto (U1880695) , Mar 29, 2006

it's too much deja vu for my liking

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Message 3 - posted by Vince Brutal (U1403707) , Mar 29, 2006

Is there ever any rider that gets any praise on this board!??? You're all so pesimistic! Give the guy a chance!
it's too much deja vu for my liking

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Message 4 - posted by Tazio Nuvolari (U1731570) , Mar 29, 2006

It just seems that Jan gets sick or injured just before the big one –opposite to LA-. I am a JU fan, so I am not suggesting he does it on purpose. I just hope he’ll get better soon and go back to his schedule. It is just a little setback, I am quit sure he’ll be ready for the GTs.

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Message 5 - posted by Vince Brutal (U1403707) , Mar 29, 2006

It's March! Fair enough if he has a crap build up and then falls ill in June, have a go at the lad then, but not now! Come on Jan!!! I hope he proves this bunch of moaners wrong!
It just seems that Jan gets sick or injured just before the big one –opposite to LA-. I am a JU fan, so I am not suggesting he does it on purpose. I just hope he’ll get better soon and go back to his schedule. It is just a little setback, I am quit sure he’ll be ready for the GTs.

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Message 6 - posted by George809 (U2883985) , Mar 29, 2006

I'm a big Jan fan. I'm more annoyed than anything else as everything seemed to be going so well. Lets just hope he gets over this soon so he can get into his training again properly !

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Message 7 - posted by grimpeur (U3434420) , Mar 29, 2006

I'm sure I saw him in a Burger bar with Mark Lewis Francis or was it a Kebab stall outside a night club?

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Message 8 - posted by slapshot_3 (U1685569) , Mar 29, 2006

Vince,
I think many race fans will hope that this does not dent der Jan's progress and we can look forward to Italy and France, however many will also have the cynical view that is this the first page of the excuse book, you cannot get away from that.

I've never been a huge fan of Jan but it's his year all he can do is lose it.

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Message 9 - posted by Vince Brutal (U1403707) , Mar 29, 2006

From what I know, his preparation has gone better than usual so far this year. I think people are a bit impatient with Jan at the moment, considering we haven't seen anything of him, yet his rivals for the tour, Basso and Vino, for example, are winning things. I think the Giro will help him prepare, though I don't see it being any precursor for what will happen at the Tour. In my opinion, if Jan has something like his 2003 form, he will win the tour by dominating the TTs. I know Basso's TT has improved, but I still think Jan is in a league of his own.
Vince,
I think many race fans will hope that this does not dent der Jan's progress and we can look forward to Italy and France, however many will also have the cynical view that is this the first page of the excuse book, you cannot get away from that.

I've never been a huge fan of Jan but it's his year all he can do is lose it.

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Message 10 - posted by handsofsponge (U3601098) , Mar 29, 2006

Bit worried to see he says after he's recovered he'll go back to training with 'his usual discipline'! As a fan of his I'd want him giving it rather more than usual, so that he doesn't let slip of another opportunity in the Tour de France. The old Armstrong lives to cycle, Ullrich cycles to live quote comes to mind. But then again I am being hugely premature, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Message 11 - posted by slapshot_3 (U1685569) , Mar 29, 2006

As far as TTs are concerned I would agree vince, but i do agree with other posters that if Basso and Ulrich went for it in Italy and France we would have a cracking year.

I'm not sure impatience is the right word either, I really think people are so disappointed in his performances over the last few years that unless we can see him on the road there is automatically a problem, hopefully he'll get there in the end.

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Message 12 - posted by inputjoe (U1695197) , Mar 29, 2006


I think many race fans will hope that this does not dent der Jan's progress and we can look forward to Italy and France, however many will also have the cynical view that is this the first page of the excuse book, you cannot get away from that.

I've never been a huge fan of Jan but it's his year all he can do is lose it.

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If the story about his injury is accurate his progress is dented. The report states he is suffering from a recurrence of an injury sustained earlier in March. This means, progress wise, March was not a good month for Jan. It probably means April won't be good either. IMO the chances of seeing him at the Giro are now 50-50.

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Message 13 - posted by jackov (U3351755) , Mar 29, 2006

Part of being a great athelete is staying healthy and overcoming illness and injury.

My wife thinks Jan is hot so I have to root against him as a point of honor.

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Message 14 - posted by VeloSaint (U1701707) , Mar 30, 2006

Ullrichs first race is now meant to be the tour of romandie at the end of April. I think the odds on him starting the Giro have lengthened some what.

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Message 15 - posted by George809 (U2883985) , Apr 3, 2006

Ullrich "actually optimistic" despite knee problems

T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich is still "actually optimistic" that he will be in good form to ride the Tour de France, despite knee problems. In an interview on German television Sunday evening, he said that he is "top motivated", although his training is suffering at the moment.

Last week Ullrich announced that he would not be starting in the Circuit de la Sarthe, where he had expected to open his season. Now even his start in this year's Giro is in question. He plans to test his knee at the Tour de Romandie, he said. "If I can ride there without pain, then maybe I will start on May 6 as planned at the Giro d'Italia."

Meanwhile, he is riding about four hours a day "just rolling, with a low wattage," followed by several hours of physical therapy. He is not concerned that he will lose his basic conditioning that he has been working on since November. "That doesn't go away, even if I couldn't train properly the last four weeks.

"The final reckoning will be in Paris," Ullrich said. "You shouldn't write Ullrich off quite yet."

From a TV interview yesterday.

I'm still a bit concerned as it first it seemed like it was minor but now it sounds far more serious......he's considering not doing the Giro either...

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Message 16 - posted by inputjoe (U1695197) , Apr 3, 2006

Why should Jan bother at all with the Giro now that he has a problem knee to worry about. He has said all along that his priority is the TdF. It makes no sense to risk his Tour participation for a ride in a race he doesn't care that much about anyway.

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Message 17 - posted by George809 (U2883985) , Apr 4, 2006

The Tour may well be his focus but he needs to get some racing kms under his belt. All his main rivals have already started and started pretty well. Landis esp - although just how much of a contender he'll be in the Tour is another matter entirely. I thought he was the favourite given the route and the fact his training seemed to be going well - now I'm not so sure.......

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Message 18 - posted by George809 (U2883985) , Apr 6, 2006

Ullrich has said on his website that he's back on the road now although is still training light. He believes his base fitness means the injury isn't a complete disaster although he'll be doing a test next week to see whether or not he'll be fit to race at the end of the month. He's optimistic he'll be okay.

Let's hope he hasn't heard about Basso winning that TT - even though it was pretty short it must still concern him !

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Message 19 - posted by VeloSaint (U1701707) , Apr 6, 2006

I bet hes not confident about that test next week. Well over a month since he last trained hard, I can't see him turning up at the Giro nor being in the correct shape for the Tour. Hope I'm wrong.

On a related note I see Basso took the short time trial win at Sarthe yesterday. Another blow to Jans confidence I'd imagine.

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Message 20 - posted by VeloSaint (U1701707) , Apr 6, 2006

Woops George already mentioned Bassis win sorry!

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