"Gobsmackingly Brilliant" rides of 2000
HP Laser Jet Women's Challenge
Jan Ullrich's Olympic Gold.
Jan Ullrich and Co exhibiting the brilliance of German efficiency in the Olympic team time trial aka road race.
Ullrich in the Olympic Road Race for mine. I was there and it was as exciting as sport gets - the boy is back. And I'd also like to get the video.
Jan Ullrich - The Olympics. This guy takes way too much crap from the press, he peaked when it counted, and second spot on the tour podium is not exactly a bad performance either.
Winning the Tour for Armstrong was great. Ullrich confirming he is a great champion in the Olympic Road Race also deserves top nods. And how about Zabel? But the ultimate ride for 2000 happened in Italy. Not on a bike but in a car, as Il Pirate himself managed to bang up 8 cars in one shot and walk away with clean hands. Marco proves he is still in a class by himself.
Ullrich in Sydney
Ulrich's Olympic Gold . This was the classic demonstration that road racing is a team game. An object lesson for all coaches to use - where can I buy the video?
Two images sum up the best rides of 2000. One is a still photo and
the other is a video clip.
Jan Ullrich winning the Olympic road race.
Intertwined with that, the Olympics. Jan Ullrich's performances at
the Olympics. We can complain how very Teutonic the whole orchestration
of the finale seemed, but then again, he (and his team) ARE German and
either everyone else was not be riding the same race or it was a perfectly
timed manoeuvre with plenty of luck to have team-mates with him. In
spite of his over-publicized weight problems, and his rather bland persona,
he is a perfect adversary for the many hard men in this sport.
Ullrich down under.
Ullrich, Olympic road race. Attack of the year?
Ullrich - Pure Class - I was at the Olympics, I saw it for myself.
Olympic RR: Ullrich, Vinokourov, Kloden. I wonder what Kloden said
to Vinokourov as Ullrich went away? Did you see the look on Vinokourov's
face? I bet he would have beat them in a three up sprint.