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July 01, 2005

Bike race or demo derby? Ullrich suffers minor pre-Tour crash

Yahoo! Sports | Ullrich in car crash, not seriously injured

Ullrich with bandage on neck
Reuters reports that Jan Ullrich suffered "cuts and bruises" Friday when he crashed into the back of his directeur sportif's car.

Ullrich was following Mario Kummmer when Kummer had to hit the brakes. Ullrich went into the back window of the car, smashing it and cutting Ullrich "near the throat."

Update: VeloNews has posted a photo gallery by Casey Gibson, featuring the photo at right of Ullrich with bandage. As always, you can click through the photos here to be taken to their original source.

Posted by Frank Steele on July 1, 2005 in Jan Ullrich, Top Stories, Tour news | Permalink


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Jan Ullrich is just copying Lance's strategy to a T this year....first the "im not here to win my pre-Tour race", then the crash...

Posted by: Andy J at Jul 1, 2005 10:52:04 AM