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putting his neck on the line...

josamejosame Posts: 1,118
edited April 2012 in Pro race
Can anyone cast light on the ullrich training incident that happened days before the 2005 TdF?
.. is it true during motor pacing his head actually went through the rear windscreen of Rudy's car? I saw pics of a plaster on his neck as they rocked up for the tour start but how close was he to being an ex Jan??
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  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Rumour at the time was that Pevenage had left a Black Forest gateau on the rear parcel shelf.

    It certainly didn't help, given that he was trounced in the TT the following day, but I don't think it was a potential game ender - I doubt that he'd have even made the start if any real damage was done.
    Davis Phinney's equivalent crash in the '87 Liege-Bastogne-Liege was far worse.
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