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July 22, 2003

Reuters.com | Motivated Ullrich Promises More Attacks

Ullrich:

"To sum up the situation, let's say that Lance Armstrong should win the Tour de France and that I could do it," he said, emphasising his words carefully.

"Everything remains possible and I'm still very motivated about going for final victory. I will do everything I can to attack him as there is only one minute between us," he added in his hotel in Pau during the second rest day.

Later:

The Rostock rider will need his Bianchi team mates once more on Wednesday in the last mountain stage which, although it ends with a long 80 km flat stretch, will force the peloton over two more first category climbs.

I have my doubts that Ullrich will attack tomorrow. The descent is 87km (more than 50 miles), and that would give the Postals lots of time to bring back a breakaway. Seems like the best percentage move for Big Jan is to roll the dice in the individual time trial on Saturday, and ride a millimeter short of his heart blasting out of his chest.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 22, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink

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