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July 22, 2003

Reuters.com | Motivated Ullrich Promises More Attacks


"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.


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