The Week That Was...

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04/25/2006| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin
José Rujano (Selle Italia) (right). Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
José Rujano (Selle Italia) (right). Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.

The Week That Was...

Ian comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

Bjarne Riis, has slammed Jan Ullrich over his attitude towards the sport and his profession.



After seeing his former team mate in Tuscany,
Italy, Riis told Danish newspaper BT that Ullrich?s current state of fitness was "absolutely catastrophic".   He went on to add that "It's clear that he doesn't like to ride a bike, which is why I can't understand why he wants to be a cyclist.   It's a waste of talent. He has to wake up soon. I believe in him less and less."


Ullrich meanwhile has confirmed that his early season knee troubles and behind him and he is now back in to full training.   Writing on his personal website, Ullrich said that, "I'll compete in my first race this season as of next Tuesday, at the Tour de Romandie.   After a short handicap because of my knee irritation I'm completely back on track now."



"I can completely strain my knee again.   Even after speed training, where I pace behind a motorbike at full speed, I don't have any problems anymore. I'm on the saddle for up to six hours every day. I'll be increasing the intensity further so that I can hold on to the race in


Finally this week, if you?re in the neighbourhood, why not check out the inaugural Capitol Classic: A Bicycle Ride & Race for Autism Awareness (, taking place on Sunday, June 4 in
Saint Paul , on the streets surrounding the Minnesota State Capitol. This fundraiser features plenty of cycling, live music, healthful-food options, and wellness expo. All proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Minnesota.


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Until next week?




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