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Does anyone else think Jan looks tubby?

Old 01-30-06, 05:27 PM
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Does anyone else think Jan looks tubby?

"Merckx taps Ullrich for Tour Win"
https://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9435.0.html

the photo suggests otherwise . . . .
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Old 01-30-06, 05:31 PM
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Old 01-30-06, 05:32 PM
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His facial expression makes him look like he's freezing.
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Old 01-30-06, 05:34 PM
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More like his jacket is one size too big.
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Old 01-30-06, 05:35 PM
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He's got a pretty square jaw. He could also be breathing out at the moment the picture was taken.
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Old 01-30-06, 06:15 PM
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Basso's gotta love getting the shoulder from Armstrong and Merckx
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Old 01-30-06, 06:21 PM
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I'll love seeing Jan win next year. Basso has the next 6 or so years after that... Unless Boonen loses a little weight that is.
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Old 01-30-06, 06:27 PM
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Old 01-30-06, 06:51 PM
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I'll go with yes.
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No. I'm wondering if the original post understands that photographs like these are no substitute for actual news about Jan's fitness levels posted all over the web. Ullie is clearly in the best shape of his life.
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He looks like Rob Lowe!
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Old 01-30-06, 06:57 PM
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I heard on a cycling site that he is actually cut some weight... Its all hearsay until Jan wins it which would be pretty cool.
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Old 01-30-06, 07:30 PM
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My vote is still for Basso to win. Ullrich has Basso in the TT's, but Basso has Ullrich in the Mountains.
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No, here he is at the 2006 Team presentation, from the TDF subforum.

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Originally Posted by shawneebiker
He looks like Rob Lowe!
LOL... you're right.
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Originally Posted by Warblade
My vote is still for Basso to win. Ullrich has Basso in the TT's, but Basso has Ullrich in the Mountains.

They say this years course favors Ullrich, less finishes on the tops of climbs and so forth, harder TTs.
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Old 01-30-06, 10:10 PM
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No way! He's looking damn good for January.
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Old 01-30-06, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DXchulo
No way! He's looking damn good for January.

+1

I think he looks good/healthy for coming into the season not as out of shape as past years. As he starts to race longer tours the weight will drop off quickly.
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Old 01-30-06, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by shawneebiker
He looks like Rob Lowe!
He looks like Donnie Osmond having a bad hair day...not that there's anything wrong with that.
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NO. a friend of mine rode with T-Mobile a few times when they were at the majorca training camp last week. he said that der kaiser is looking very fit.

Originally Posted by Mr_Super_Socks
"Merckx taps Ullrich for Tour Win"
https://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9435.0.html

the photo suggests otherwise . . . .
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Old 01-31-06, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gapowermike
No, here he is at the 2006 Team presentation, from the TDF subforum.

Oh yeah.. a real chub chub
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Old 01-31-06, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Super_Socks
"Merckx taps Ullrich for Tour Win"
https://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9435.0.html

the photo suggests otherwise . . . .
Stll dont see the chub.. would hate to be nit picked at like this!
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Old 01-31-06, 07:35 AM
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Jan has all going for him................Basso, maybe.
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OMG!!111 JAN IS teH FAAT!!11LOlszzz
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Jan's perenial problem - he has a fat face, even when he's at 0.0001% bodyfat.
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