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shinomaster
07-10-2006, 01:25 PM
What a bummer.

swoop
07-10-2006, 01:27 PM
i qoute erik saunders, "some guys can't drive a bike'.

BarryG
07-10-2006, 01:28 PM
Why does Julich always crash in Tour Time Trials?
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Kirk Pacenti
07-10-2006, 01:46 PM
399mm

Cary Ford
07-10-2006, 02:01 PM
Nerves....

In '99 there was pressure on him to perform, to prove that his '98 podium spot wasn't a fluke or didn't have an asterix next to it. First real individual test where leaders and contenders have to show themselves, the Stage 8 ITT, he overcooks a turn early on the course and dumps it.

This year there was pressure on him to perform implicit with Basso's exclusion as team leader. First real individual test where leaders and contenders have to show themselves, the Stage 8 ITT, he overcooks a turn early on the course and dumps it.

He's too cerebral to shut off the nervousness and maintain the steely-eyed gaze of the killer...

Remember even in 98 he might have been able to take second place, but didn't attack on one of the mountain stages because he was surprised to find himself among the leaders feeling good and climbing strong....

Too much thinkin' makes you stupid in the tour.

swoop
07-10-2006, 02:04 PM
this just in.. levi just hit the 2nd time check in the tt... only 20k to go. gooooo levi!!!!!!

sspielman
07-10-2006, 02:10 PM
this just in.. levi just hit the 2nd time check in the tt... only 20k to go. gooooo levi!!!!!!

Wow...that is one of the coldest things that I have ever seen on this forum....Sad part is that Rasmussen has not yet passed through....

davids
07-10-2006, 02:12 PM
Yeah, but it made me laugh. Must be a tribal thing.

Fat Robert
07-10-2006, 02:36 PM
bobby j has done some fine TTs in the past -- the last long tt in 97 when he was 4th (don't ask me how i remember this stuff) and last year.

he hasn't done well when recognized as a big gun and with the pressure on. "cary ford" is dead on. bobby j is a great physical talent who has never done well under pressure, has always been a better #2 or sleeper than team leader and favorite, and has always needed a strong but supportive hand to guide him. think scottie pippen on a bike and you've got it.

tv_vt
07-10-2006, 03:15 PM
OK, I have to stand up for the guy. Granted, I'm as disappointed as anyone he crashed, but he does have an Olympic medal for the TT. Let's give the guy some credit. He was riding on the edge. Kudos for pushing it. He just got unlucky. His DS was right behind him and didn't think he did anything wrong, sounds like there was some stuff on the road.

But I will wonder how he could have done in this tour (along with a half-dozen other riders...)

T

Endless Goods
07-10-2006, 03:31 PM
399mm

LOL! :D

I do agree with the cerebral notion- he's an intelligent guy...

flydhest
07-10-2006, 04:49 PM
always? how many times has he done it? I'd love to have the opportunity to crash in the Tour. That would mean that I'd actually qualified to ride in it.

William
07-10-2006, 04:53 PM
always? how many times has he done it? I'd love to have the opportunity to crash in the Tour. That would mean that I'd actually qualified to ride in it.

Don't generalize with the Statistical Super-Fly around. :no:



William ;)

shinomaster
07-10-2006, 06:50 PM
Julich has won several excellent TT's, but he has crashed out of the Tour three times....alas.

woolly
07-10-2006, 07:31 PM
It was those F'ed up chainrings.

Archibald
07-10-2006, 08:38 PM
The epo blurred his vision. :banana:

Endless Goods
07-10-2006, 09:28 PM
The epo blurred his vision. :banana:

On a related, yet serious note, Julich does use prescription lenses in his Oakley M-Frames.

Curious how well these work- especially in an aero-tuck position.

The chicane where he crashed seems like a pretty critical area to properly decipher. In the end, maybe he did just oversteer on some gravel.

**** happens. :crap:

GoJavs
07-10-2006, 09:47 PM
With a little bit of luck, Bobby J. could have been right there with Landis heading into Wednesday, but again except for '98, he seems to hit a wall getting past 17th/18th place in the Tour. Real shame. I think he's more talented than the rest of the Americans on the TDF right now IMHO.

obtuse
07-10-2006, 10:55 PM
it sucks for the guy. i really wanted bobby to do well. in any case; its all up to garzelli now.

obtuse

manet
07-10-2006, 11:00 PM
it sucks for the guy. i really wanted bobby to do well. in any case; its all up to garzelli now.

obtuse

me too.

garzellis' gonna need to summon up the ghost of pantani

obtuse
07-10-2006, 11:04 PM
me too.

garzellis' gonna need to summon up the ghost of pantani


garzellis' gonna need to summon up the ghost of pantani's doctor.

obtuse