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Deutschland Tour

its.like.that
08-15-2005, 04:45 PM
If everything goes to plan, Jani should win it... hopefully the ledger that is the world of cycling will balance itself out somewhat, although it still has a lot of ground to make up.

http://www.deutschland-tour.de/tour/

Purple Rainbow
08-16-2005, 12:27 PM
Yay! More cycling threads! Big win for Bram Tankink yesterday, in fact his first victory as a pro! :yeah: Despite his fall a few km's before the finish line, he still won by quite a margin and now leads the general, sprint and mountain rankings! :)

SuperFurryAnimal
08-16-2005, 12:27 PM
Goooooooooooooooo Bram! :yeah:

Bolar Bolabi
08-16-2005, 12:28 PM
Go Jan.

Bring on stage 4.

Those who have seen the diagram for it will see what I mean.

Bolar Bolabi
08-16-2005, 12:40 PM
http://ticker.tourard.de/img_tour/dt_et_04_vor.gif

For those who want to view it.

its.like.that
08-16-2005, 05:01 PM
cheers BOLAR

Neely
08-16-2005, 05:16 PM
I'm looking forward especially to the next two stages. I have planned visiting tomorrow's stage at the finish :cool: It's quite an easy one though, but Thursday will be much more difficult!

its.like.that
08-17-2005, 06:04 AM
Ullrich wants home win in Germany

With some of his top T-Mobile teammates running support, captain Jan Ullrich plans to "fight for victory" in his home race, as the nine-day Tour of Germany begins today with the 170km trek through Eastern Germany.


"To me there's no doubt I want to fight for the victory," Ullrich said of his plan's for the magenta army at home.

Six Tour de France racers will be part of that T-Mobile sqaud, which includes the departing Alexander Vinokourov.

The 31-year old Ullrich spoke fondly of Vino, who will be be departing to Liberty Seguros next season, in the lead up to the German tour.

"Vino is a great professional. As long as he rides in magenta, he will give it his all for the team."

Vino won the Deutschland-Tour in 2001, while Ullrich has never won it.

Also racing for Bonn-based squad toward the ultimate destination of Bonn are Matthias Kessler, Stephan Schreck and Tobias Steinhauser and the Italian Giuseppe Guerini.

"If I can keep my form of the previous weeks, I think I can mix it at the front and battle for victory," said Ullrich.


Eurosport - 15/08/2005 JS

Ivanatis
08-18-2005, 04:04 AM
Vino absolutely no form :(

Phonak rider Fabrizio Guidi was tested positive for doping and suspended by the team.

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 11:11 AM
Vino absolutely no form :(

Phonak rider Fabrizio Guidi was tested positive for doping and suspended by the team.

I hate to break it to you, but most cyclists are on some sort of juice.

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 11:20 AM
Bennati wins third stage sprint


Daniele Bennati won a bunch sprint at the end of the third stage of the Tour of Germany on Wednesday. The stage was a mainly flat 227.3-kilometre ride from Bodenmais in Germany to Kufstein in Austria. Bennati (Lampre Caffita) edged out Filippo Pozzato (Quick Step) and Sebastian Siedler (Wiesenhof).

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 11:21 AM
TOUR OF GERMANY: Overall Standings

1. Bram Tankink (Netherlands / Quick-Step) 14:04:51"

2. Filippo Pozzato (Italy / Quick-Step) +7"

3. Joerg Jaksche (Germany / Liberty Seguros) +17"

4. Mauricio Ardila (Colombia / Davitamon - Lotto) +19"

5. Bobby Julich (United States / Team CSC) +21"

6. Alexandre Moos (Switzerland / Phonak) +22"

7. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / Francaise des Jeux) +23"

8. Chris Horner (United States / Saunier Duval)

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 11:25 AM
Vino absolutely no form :(

Phonak rider Fabrizio Guidi was tested positive for doping and suspended by the team.

perhaps this has something to do with it:

"A cold has forced Alexander Vinokourov out of Saturday's classic, however the Kazakh is still pencilled in to race next week's Tour of Germany alongside Ullrich." - 11 August 2005

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s18/e9400/sport_lng0_spo18_evt9400_sto752567.shtml

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 11:27 AM
No positive dope tests during 2005 Tour

"There were no positive dope tests from the urine and blood samples taken from cyclists during the 2005 Tour de France, the sport's ruling body said on Wednesday. One sample did contain the stimulants pseudoephedrine and norpseudoephedrine."

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/v4/l0/s18/e7203/sport_lng0_spo18_evt7203_sto754795.shtml

:bs:

Angle Queen
08-18-2005, 03:25 PM
TOUR OF GERMANY: Overall Standings

1. Bram Tankink (Netherlands / Quick-Step) 14:04:51"

2. Filippo Pozzato (Italy / Quick-Step) +7"

3. Joerg Jaksche (Germany / Liberty Seguros) +17"

4. Mauricio Ardila (Colombia / Davitamon - Lotto) +19"

5. Bobby Julich (United States / Team CSC) +21"

6. Alexandre Moos (Switzerland / Phonak) +22"

7. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium / Francaise des Jeux) +23"

8. Chris Horner (United States / Saunier Duval)Thanks for the standing, its. For some reason, I'm having trouble with that website link...and you know there's no coverage of it here in the US.

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the standing, its. For some reason, I'm having trouble with that website link...and you know there's no coverage of it here in the US.

I've been having trouble finding out where all the cyclists are placed myself. And sadly my german isn't too good, so I can't understand their websites.

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 05:54 PM
Day 4 results:

1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner 05:11:48
2 Georg Totschnig (GER) Gerolsteiner +0:15
3 Jan Ullrich (GER) T-Mobile +0:50
4 Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon-Lotto +1:12
5 Jörg Jaksche (GER) Liberty Seguros +1:24
6 Tadej Valjavec (SLO) Phonak +1:41
7 Saul Raisin (USA) Credit Agricole +2:46
8 Marco Fertonani (ITA) Domina Vacanze +2:48
9 Fabian Jeker (SUI) Saunier Duval +3:06
10 Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) Quick Step +3:06
11 Danilo di Luca (ITA) Liquigas +3:48
12 Wim van Huffel (BEL) Davitamon +3:48
13 Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) Fassa Bortolo +4:28
14 David Arroyo (ESP) Illes Balears +5:03
15 Jesus Hernandez (ESP) Liberty Seguros +5:39

its.like.that
08-18-2005, 05:55 PM
OVERALL STANDINGS (after 4th day):


1 L. Leipheimer Gerolsteiner 019:17:02
2 G. Totschnig Gerolsteiner + 000:00:18
3 J. Ullrich T-Mobile + 000:00:56
4 C. Evans Davitamon-Lotto + 000:01:22
5 J. Jaksche Liberty Seguros + 000:01:28
- B. Julich CSC + 000:00:21
7 A. Moos Phonak + 000:00:22
8 M. Ardila Davitamon-Lotto + 000:00:19
- P. Gilbert FDjeux.com + 000:00:23
10 C. Horner Saunier Duval + 000:00:23
11 I. Camano Ortuzar Euskatel + 000:00:23
12 W. Lövkvist FDJeux.com + 000:00:23
13 D. Cioni Liquigas + 000:00:23
14 P. Sinkewitz Quick Step + 000:00:23
15 P. Luttenberger CSC + 000:00:23
16 F. Jeker Saunier Duval + 000:00:23
17 J. Tschopp Phonak + 000:00:23
18 A. Contador Liberty Seguros + 000:00:23

its.like.that
08-20-2005, 03:20 AM
Day 5 results:

Time Diff

1 Daniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre 4:48:02
2 Roger Hammond (GBR) Discovery +0:00
3 Baden Cooke (AUS) fdjeux +0:00
4 Sebastian Siedler (GER) Wiesenhof +0:00
5 Volodymyr Bileka (UKR) Discovery +0:00
6 Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Fassa Bortolo +0:00
7 Luciano Pagliarini (BRA) Liquigas +0:00
8 Luke Roberts (AUS) CSC +0:00
9 Filippo Pozzato (ITA) Quick Step +0:00
10 David Etxebarria (ESP) Liberty +0:00
11 Alexandre Moos (SUI) Phonak +0:00
12 Gregory Rast (SUI) Phonak +0:00
13 Rony Martias (FRA) Bouygues Telecom +0:00
14 Vicente Reynes (ESP) Illes Balears +0:00
15 Nico Mattan (BEL) Davitamon +0:00
16 Laurent Brochard (FRA) Bouygues Telecom +0:00
17 Mauricio Ardila (COL) Davitamon +0:00
18 Bert Roesems (BEL) Davitamon +0:00
19 Christophe Brandt (BEL) Davitamon +0:00
20 Fabian Wegmann (GER) Gerolsteiner +0:00

its.like.that
08-20-2005, 03:21 AM
Overall standings (as at end of 5th day):


1 L. Leipheimer Gerolsteiner 024:05:04
2 G. Totschnig Gerolsteiner + 000:00:18
3 J. Ullrich T-Mobile + 000:00:56
4 C. Evans Davitamon-Lotto + 000:01:22
5 J. Jaksche Liberty Seguros + 000:01:28
6 T. Valjavec Phonak + 000:01:51
7 S. Raisin Credit Agricole + 000:02:56
8 F. Jeker Saunier Duval + 000:03:16
9 P. Sinkewitz Quick Step + 000:03:16
10 W. Van Huffel Davitamon-Lotto + 000:03:58
11 M. Bruseghin Fassa Bortolo + 000:04:38
12 M. Fertonani Domina Vacanze + 000:04:48
13 D. Arroyo Duran Illes Balears + 000:05:13
14 D. Di Luca Liquigas + 000:05:23
15 P. Weening Rabobank + 000:05:49
16 T. Lövkvist Francaise des Jeux + 000:06:39
17 A. Moos Phonak + 000:07:12
18 M. Ardila Cano Davitamon-Lotto + 000:07:24
19 G. Trentin Cofidis + 000:07:24
20 R. Hesjedal Discovery Channel + 000:08:44

its.like.that
08-20-2005, 05:48 PM
OVERALL STANDINGS, after 6th day:

1 L. Leipheimer Gerolsteiner 027:57:12
2 G. Totschnig Gerolsteiner + 000:00:18
3 J. Ullrich T-Mobile + 000:00:56
4 C. Evans Davitamon-Lotto + 000:01:22
5 J. Jaksche Liberty Seguros + 000:01:28
6 T. Valjavec Phonak + 000:01:51
7 S. Raisin Credit Agricole + 000:02:56
8 F. Jeker Saunier Duval + 000:03:16
9 P. Sinkewitz Quick Step + 000:03:16
10 W. Van Huffel Davitamon-Lotto + 000:03:58
11 M. Bruseghin Fassa Bortolo + 000:04:38
12 M. Fertonani Domina Vacanze + 000:04:48
13 D. Arroyo Duran Illes Balears + 000:05:13
14 D. Di Luca Liquigas + 000:05:23
15 G. Trentin Cofidis + 000:05:48
16 P. Weening Rabobank + 000:05:49
17 T. Lövkvist Francaise des Jeux + 000:06:39
18 A. Moos Phonak + 000:07:12
- M. Ardila Cano Davitamon-Lotto + 000:07:24
20 B. Julich CSC + 000:08:35
21 R. Hesjedal Discovery Channel + 000:08:44

its.like.that
08-20-2005, 05:50 PM
Results, 6th day:


1 Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ) Domina Vacanze 3:50:00
2 Jurgen van den Broeck (BEL) Discovery +0:00
3 Alessandro Ballan (ITA) Lampre +0:00
4 Chris Horner (USA) Saunier Duval +0:00
5 David Etxebarria (ESP) Liberty +0:00
6 Cristian Moreni (ITA) Quick Step +0:00
7 Iker Camano (ESP) Euskaltel +0:00
8 Guido Trentin (ITA) Cofidis +0:00
9 Bobby Julich (USA) CSC +0:00
10 Björn Schröder (GER) Wiesenhof +1:35
11 Nico Mattan (BEL) Davitamon +1:35
12 Marten den Bakker (NED) Rabobank +1:35
13 Daniele Bennati (ITA) Lampre +2:08
14 Luciano Pagliarini (BRA) Liquigas +2:08
15 Marco Righetto (ITA) Lampre +2:08
16 Sebastien Hinault (FRA) Credit Agricole +2:08
17 Steffen Radochla (GER) Wiesenhof +2:08
18 Davide Vigano (ITA) Quick Step +2:08
19 Matej Jurco (SVK) Domina Vacanze +2:08
20 Cyril Lemoine (FRA) Credit Agricole +2:08

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:13 PM
18 km The two leaders now have 57' over the peloton. They are: Alberto Contador (Liberty Seguros) and Volodymir Gustov (Fassa Bortolo).

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:26 PM
16 km Leipheimer is zipping down the descent in second position, with Jan Ullrich shadowing him in third. They know that the fate of the race could be decided - in part - on the final climb of the day.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:27 PM
13 km The two leaders are onto the final climb of the day, the Feldberg. Straight away Gustov cracks, leaving Contador to ride ahead towards the summit.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:27 PM
12 km Illes Balears' David Arroyo attacks from the peloton!!!

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:28 PM
10 km Roddy Scholz leads the Gerolsteiner train, with Leipheimer just behind. Arroyo will be taken back pretty quick. Ullrich is there, well poised. Contador has exactly a minute over the peloton.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:29 PM
8 km Leipheimer is finding it hard to hold the wheel of his team-mate Roddy Scholz who is driving the much-reduced peloton along at a fierce pace up these early slopes. Gustov is caught - he'll have difficulties to stay with these guys.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:29 PM
8 km Contador is going really well and has increased his advantage to 1'10".

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:31 PM
7 km Peter Weening attacks from the peloton! He's followed by a Liberty Seguros man, and then three other riders... The Gerolsteiner boys have hit the wall and are finding it hard now...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:31 PM
6 km The chasing group of five include: Sergio Miguel Moreira (Lib Segur), David Arroyo (Illes B), Vincenzo Nibaldi (Fassa), Peter Weening (Rab) and Bobby Julich (CSC).

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:34 PM
6 km But those five men do not last long in front and are taken back by the yellow jersey group, who ride 55' behind the leader Contador.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:35 PM
5 km Nibali counter-attacks!! The youngster is full of beans today. Fabien Jeker (Saunier) is next to go... ULLRICH TAKES HIS WHEEL! Arroyo's there too, and Cadel Evans (Davitamon) and Leipheimer. Julich and Totschnig are there too...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:36 PM
5 km PETER WEENING ATTACKS! JEKER CLOSES THE GAP! And now both Totschnig and Leipheimer move to the front. Contador still alone in front while all this is going on behind him...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:40 PM
4 km Contador's lead is down to 40 seconds

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:49 PM
4 km FABIAN JEKER ATTACKS! He's opened up a gap... LEIPHEIMER GOES WITH HIM! TOTSCHNIG CANNOT HOLD THE WHEEL... Cadel Evans is there... BUT ULLRICH HAS CRACKED! He cannot get into the chasing group... IS THAT HIS TOUR OF GERMANY OVER?

:sad:

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:50 PM
3 km Ullrich will lose more time to Leipheimer today - he's visibly distanced, riding with Totschnig over 100m behind now... Bobby Julich joins them...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:51 PM
3 km It's still Jeker who's setting the chase pace. Followed by Leipheimer, Jaksche, Evans and Arroyo.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:52 PM
3 km The chasing five catch Contador. Arroyo's been dropped. JEKER ATTACKS!! He's joined by Evans and Jaksche...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:53 PM
2 km Leipheimer finds the strength to fight back, as does Contador. They pass under the two-to-go banner as five.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:53 PM
1 km It gets a little flatter as the finish approaches... JAKSCHE ATTACKS! Evans and Jeker follow... Leipheimer and Contador cannot keep up...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:54 PM
0 km JAKSCHE CRACKS! It's Evans who's going to win this stage!! The Australian powers ahead and takes the stage convincingly. Jeker tales second, 9 seconds behind. Jaksche third at 12", Leipheimer fourth at 15" and Contador fifth at 25".

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:54 PM
0 km Jan Ullrich arrives 42" behind today's stage winner Cadel Evans. That's another 30" that he's lost on yellow jersey Levi Leipheimer...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:55 PM
0 km Danilo Di Luca comes home over a minute off the pace. Disappointment for the Italian who made his team work so hard for him in the wind up to the finish today...

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:56 PM
17:16 Thanks for joining us today for the action - be sure to return tomorrow for the 31.1 km time-trial where all will be decided. Until then, goodbye, and take care.

Bolar Bolabi
08-21-2005, 04:56 PM
Ullrich needed Kloden this tour.

Stage 4, his team mates burnt out at the start of the last HC climb. Today, he had no team mates around him. Someone like Leipheimer had a team mate with him both occasions.

The loss of Vinokourov during the tour didn't help things either.

All I can say is the addition of Rogers and Sinkewitz to T-Mobile next year with Ullrich and Kloden in the drivers seat, we will see Ullrich win a few tours and one day events.

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:59 PM
Results:


1 Cadel Evans (AUS) Davitamon 4:56:09
2 Fabian Jeker (SUI) Saunier Duval +0:11
3 Jörg Jaksche (GER) Liberty +0:11
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner +0:14
5 Alberto Contador (ESP) Liberty +0:26
6 Marzio Bruseghin (ITA) Fassa Bortolo +0:26
7 Georg Totschnig (AUT) Gerolsteiner +0:29
8 Bobby Julich (USA) CSC +0:29
9 Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank +0:33
10 Wim van Huffel (BEL) Davitamon +0:35
11 Jan Ullrich (GER) T-Mobile +0:44

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 04:59 PM
new standings:


1 L. Leipheimer Gerolsteiner 032:53:37
2 G. Totschnig Gerolsteiner + 000:00:33
3 C. Evans Davitamon-Lotto + 000:00:58
4 J. Jaksche Liberty Seguros + 000:01:21
5 J. Ullrich T-Mobile + 000:01:26
6 T. Valjavec Phonak + 000:02:42
7 F. Jeker Saunier Duval + 000:03:07
8 S. Raisin Credit Agricole + 000:03:47
9 P. Sinkewitz Quick Step + 000:03:16
10 W. Van Huffel Davitamon-Lotto + 000:03:58
11 M. Bruseghin Fassa Bortolo + 000:04:38
12 M. Fertonani Domina Vacanze + 000:04:48
13 D. Arroyo Duran Illes Balears + 000:05:13
14 D. Di Luca Liquigas + 000:05:23
15 G. Trentin Cofidis + 000:05:48
16 P. Weening Rabobank + 000:05:49
17 T. Lövkvist Francaise des Jeux + 000:06:39
18 A. Moos Phonak + 000:07:12
- M. Ardila Cano Davitamon-Lotto + 000:07:24
20 B. Julich CSC + 000:08:35
21 R. Hesjedal Discovery Channel + 000:08:44

its.like.that
08-21-2005, 05:00 PM
Ullrich needed Kloden this tour.

Stage 4, his team mates burnt out at the start of the last HC climb. Today, he had no team mates around him. Someone like Leipheimer had a team mate with him both occasions.

The loss of Vinokourov during the tour didn't help things either.

All I can say is the addition of Rogers and Sinkewitz to T-Mobile next year with Ullrich and Kloden in the drivers seat, we will see Ullrich win a few tours and one day events.

is Mikky Rogers going over to Telekom?? :D

Bolar Bolabi
08-21-2005, 07:15 PM
is Mikky Rogers going over to Telekom?? :D

Yes - he completes our team for the TTT. TTT in next years Tour de France, T-Mobile will win which will give Ullrich an advantage.

Sinkewitz will be the new team captain after Ullrich I think we'll find.

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 05:51 AM
Yes - he completes our team for the TTT. TTT in next years Tour de France, T-Mobile will win which will give Ullrich an advantage.

Sinkewitz will be the new team captain after Ullrich I think we'll find.

Rogers is only 26, and he did quite well in the overall classification last year.

I would also expect Kloden to lead after Ullrich, he is a solid rider.

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 12:31 PM
08:00 Join eurosport.com/.co.uk for live comments of the tour of Germany 31.1-kilometre stage eight individual time trial, from Ludwigshafen - Weinheim, at 14:00cet.

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:25 PM
14:01 SUNDAY RACE RE-CAP: Cadel Evans took stage seven atop the Feldberg in a day that saw Jan Ullrich lose almost 30" to yellow jersey Levi Leipheimer. Australian Evans (Davitamon-Lotto) broke clear of a leading group of five riders with 500 metres to go to take a sweet victory ahead of Jorg Jaksche and Fabian Jeker.
Evans wins, Ullrich loses time

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:29 PM
14:04 CLICK THE LINK for a stage-by-stage results re-cap...
Tour of Germany: Stage-by-stage

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:29 PM
14:05 CLICK THE LINK for a look at the current overall standings...
Tour of Germany: Overall Standings

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:30 PM
14:10 Two days before the denouement of the Tour of Germany, Jan Ullrich finds himself in a familiar position: In second place, behind a certain American. This time, however, the American is named Levi Leipheimer and Ullrich, for his part, believes that overall victory is still within his grasp.

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:30 PM
14:45 Ratcheting through today's start list, we've got a likely new leader on course... Swiss Mister Fabian Cancellara (Fassa Bortolo) rider is clocking fastest after 9.6 km on today's flat-and-fast 31.1-km course...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:31 PM
14:57 Rocketing into the final 10 km, Fabian Cancellara (Fassa Bortolo) is still clocking fastest, averaging a leg-searing 51 kmh and distancing second-best Aussie Luke Roberts (CSC) by some 45 sec...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:32 PM
14:59 We're one hour from the start time slotted to overall race favourite Jan Ullrich. The German, currently sitting in fifth overall, rolls fourth at 16:00 CET on the dot...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:33 PM
15:00 Current overall leader -- and the last man to ride -- American Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) will hit today's course at 16:08 CET...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:33 PM
15:14 SWISS NATIONAL TT CHAMP FABIAN CANCELLARA TO THE FINISH... The Fassa Bortolo rider busts home with the far-and-away top time so far, 1 min 11 sec fastest...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:34 PM
15:26 German Jens Voigt hunting for the finish... The CSC rider hauling hard... He's within reach of the top time... Voigt home for... CURRENT SECOND POSITION, 14 sec slower than provisional leader Fabian Cancellara...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:40 PM
Cancellara still leading at 38:19

then a gap of 0:14 to Voigt .

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:43 PM
15:41 INTO THE FINAL 25 RIDERS, there's no change (yet) in the provisional standings. Swiss time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara leads German CSC rider Jens Voigt by 14 sec...

Björki
08-22-2005, 02:44 PM
auf gehts Ulle

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:46 PM
15:49 REMINDER: Today's stage is really a two-man fisticuff between overall leader Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner) and local favourite Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile). Ullrich is currently fifth overall, but well within grasp of the G.C. lead, 1 min 26 sec adrift of Leipheimer...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 02:53 PM
15:55 Jan Ullrich will ride forth at 16:00 CET with last-man-to-ride Leipheimer starting at 16:08 CET...

Neely
08-22-2005, 02:59 PM
auf gehts Ulle
if he can't win anymore, at least he should try EVERYTHING to win a stage as minimum

I'm also watching it now

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:06 PM
auf gehts Ulle

VAMOS JANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:08 PM
16:00 JAN ULLRICH ROLLING FORTH, the German counting a deficit of 1 min 26 sec in the overall standings...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:12 PM
16:12 At the 9.6 km time check, Jan Ullrich is flying fastest, 7.23 sec faster than American Bobby Julich...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:16 PM
16:09 LAST MAN TO RIDE and overall G.C. leader Levi Leipheimer is on course, looking to save his yellow jersey from a hungry and hauling Jan Ullrich...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:23 PM
16:20 BOBBY JULICH pulverizes the top time, stopping the clock at the finish at 37 min 8 min... That's, let's see... 1 min 10 sec better than Fabian Cancellara!!

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:28 PM
16:21 MEANWHILE... Levi Leipheimer is rolling through the 9.6-km time check... The American Gerolsteiner gunner is holding his own, currently clocking third, just 13 sec slower than Ullrich. At this rate, Leipheimer will conserve his overall lead (1 min 26 sec overnight...)

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:34 PM
16:31 At kilometre 19.1, Levi Leipheimer is still on course to save his yellow jersey... The American clocking third on the stage, 26 sec slower than Jan Ullrich. 1 min 26 sec clear overnight, Leipheimer still has 60 sec to play with...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:43 PM
16:39 JAN ULLRICH home with the new top time: 36 min 56 sec, 11 sec faster than American Bobby Julich... Ullrich will likely win the stage, but the overall lead is likely out of reach as Levi Leipheimer continues to pace the TT of his life. Leipheimer into the final 10 km and some 30 sec slower than Ullrich -- more than enough to salvage a fair portion of his overnight 1 min 26 sec overall lead...

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:43 PM
GOOD WORK JANI :D

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 03:49 PM
16:47 LEVI LEIPHEIMER rolling home... The American in for third place on the stage, 54.44 sec slower than the day's winner, Jan Ullrich. Leipheimer holds on to his overall G.C. lead, 31 sec better than Ullrich...

Neely
08-22-2005, 03:52 PM
well done today, Ullrich! :yeah:

at least he won this stage, good effort! :banana:

JBrocks
08-22-2005, 03:53 PM
Ullrich :yeah:

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 04:06 PM
:D

Björki
08-22-2005, 04:37 PM
at least Jan won today.

Neely
08-22-2005, 04:56 PM
...

Neely
08-22-2005, 04:57 PM
..

Neely
08-22-2005, 05:02 PM
..'

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 05:08 PM
Leipheimer est con comme Armstrong.

:(

Neely
08-22-2005, 05:14 PM
Leipheimer est con comme Armstrong.

:(
And this "con" will most likely win tomorrow, eh?... the time trial today was too short for Ullrich to make up all these 86 seconds that he trailed in the overall standings before today