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July 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
About the only one refusing to believe that Jan Ullrich is on his way to victory in the Tour de France is Ullrich himself. The German rider dominated Friday's 34.2-mile time trial and won the 12th stage by 3 minutes 4 seconds over Richard Virenque. Four seconds behind Virenque was defending champion Bjarne Riis of Denmark. Ullrich covered the loop around St. Etienne in 1 hour, 16 minutes 24 seconds. Not since Miguel Indurain in 1992 has anyone won a time trial by three minutes.
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July 1, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers behind Lance Armstrong in the 2005 Tour de France were removed from this year's competition on Friday as a drug scandal that began last month in Madrid threatened to destroy the world's most famous cycling race. When the 2,273-mile race begins today in Strasbourg with a 4.
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July 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
He made his move in the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees and finished in triumph in the elegance of the Champs Elysees. Jan Ullrich, his victory in this grueling three-week trek well secured, won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first German to capture cycling's showcase race since it began in 1903. "I'll never forget this day my entire life," he said. "A dream from my youth was fulfilled."
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July 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
He made his move in the rugged mountains of the Pyrenees and finished in triumph in the elegance of the Champs Elysees. Jan Ullrich, his victory in this grueling three-week trek well secured, won the Tour de France on Sunday, the first German to capture cycling's showcase race since it began in 1903. "I'll never forget this day my entire life," he said. "A dream from my youth was fulfilled."
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July 1, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers behind Lance Armstrong in the 2005 Tour de France were removed from this year's competition on Friday as a drug scandal that began last month in Madrid threatened to destroy the world's most famous cycling race. When the 2,273-mile race begins today in Strasbourg with a 4.
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April 21, 2005
Armstrong's Tour de France winning margins and the runners-up in the races: *--* TITLES WINNER COUNTRY 6 Lance Armstrong U.S. 5 Jacques Anquetil France 5 Bernard Hinault France 5 Miguel Indurain Spain 5 Eddy Merckx Belgium 3 Louison Bobet France 3 Greg LeMond U.S. 3 Phillippe Thys Belgium *--* *--* YEAR MARGIN RUNNER-UP 2004 6 min. 19 sec. Andreas Kloden 2003 1 min. 1 sec. Jan Ullrich 2002 7 min. 17 sec. Joseba Beloki 2001 6 min. 44 sec. Jan Ullrich 2000 6 min. 2 sec. Jan Ullrich 1999 7 min.
OPINION
July 27, 2003
Re "In Cycling, Winning With Honor Means Everything," July 23: Bicycle racers like Germany's Jan Ullrich retain what America has tossed aside. We once were guided by the honorable belief that "it's not whether you win or lose that counts, but how you play the game." That was replaced in the 1960s by NFL coach Vince Lombardi's infamous "Winning isn't everything -- it's the only thing." Doing whatever one needs to "win" is ever more evident in today's America in sports, business, politics and even personal relationships.
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July 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Tour de France moved to the mountains Monday, and the favorites moved closer to the top. On Bastille Day, Laurent Brochard of France won the first mountain stage of a race that had been dominated by sprinters during the first week on relatively flat terrain. Cedric Vasseur of France stayed in the overall lead, with Germany's Jan Ullrich in second, 13 seconds behind. Ullrich finished second last year. Ullrich's teammate, Bjarne Riis, won the title last year.
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July 17, 1997 | Associated Press
Jan Ullrich of Germany kept the leader's yellow jersey as the Tour de France reached the midpoint. Ullrich finished in the main pack in the 11th stage Wednesday, less than a minute behind the leaders as another controversy marred the closing sprint. Laurent Desbiens of France was awarded the victory after Ukraine's Sergei Outschakov interfered with him approaching the finish line. Outschakov finished first but Desbiens immediately raised his hand in protest while crossing the line.
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July 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
It was a rare sight: Lance Armstrong struggling through the mountains, unable to summon an extra burst of energy to stay with his rivals on a climb. Armstrong just couldn't keep up late in Tuesday's 16th stage of the Tour de France and wound up staggering across the finish line in eighth place. He was 2 minutes 1 second behind stage winner Richard Virenque and 1:37 behind Jan Ullrich, Armstrong's only serious challenger for the title.
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July 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
About the only one refusing to believe that Jan Ullrich is on his way to victory in the Tour de France is Ullrich himself. The German rider dominated Friday's 34.2-mile time trial and won the 12th stage by 3 minutes 4 seconds over Richard Virenque. Four seconds behind Virenque was defending champion Bjarne Riis of Denmark. Ullrich covered the loop around St. Etienne in 1 hour, 16 minutes 24 seconds. Not since Miguel Indurain in 1992 has anyone won a time trial by three minutes.
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July 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
Lance Armstrong used Sunday's ninth stage of the Tour de France as a dress rehearsal. The defending champion tested the bicycle he plans to use in the tougher climbing stages, and still managed to stay ahead of his chief challengers in the overall standings. Paolo Bettini of Italy won a four-way sprint to win the ninth stage. Armstrong was 47th, in the main group, and was credited with the same time as Bettini.
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