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Old 07-10-2006, 12:25 PM
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WHy does Julich always crash in Tour Time Trials?

What a bummer.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:27 PM
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i qoute erik saunders, "some guys can't drive a bike'.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:28 PM
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Why does Julich always crash in Tour Time Trials?
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:46 PM
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:01 PM
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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.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:04 PM
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this just in.. levi just hit the 2nd time check in the tt... only 20k to go. gooooo levi!!!!!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:10 PM
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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....
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:12 PM
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Yeah, but it made me laugh. Must be a tribal thing.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:36 PM
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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.

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Old 07-10-2006, 02:15 PM
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Olympics - no pressure??

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...)

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Old 07-10-2006, 02:31 PM
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LOL!

I do agree with the cerebral notion- he's an intelligent guy...
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:49 PM
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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.
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:53 PM
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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.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:50 PM
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Julich has won several excellent TT's, but he has crashed out of the Tour three times....alas.
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:31 PM
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