Jan Ullrich: The Man. The Myth. The Truth. by Daniel FriebeJan Ullrich: The Man. The Myth. The Truth. by Daniel Friebe

Jan Ullrich: The Man. The Myth. The Truth.

byDaniel Friebe

Paperback | June 1, 2019

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Only one man prevented Jan Ullrich from becoming the most dominant Tour de France bike racer in modern history: Lance Armstrong. Their rivalry on the road spanned six spectacular years of dazzling racing, calamitous crashes and mechanicals, and public head games waged daily in the global media. For many Americans, Ullrich vs. Armstrong is the most vivid memory of the Tour de France from the height of Armstrong's controversial cycling career. Their struggle foreshadowed Armstrong's relationships with Alberto Contador and other rivals of the peloton.

Yet few knew Jan Ullrich, who was not fluent in English and rarely agreed to interviews with American media. Ullrich remains an enigma, the cycling wunderkind from East Germany who rode in the magenta jersey of T-Mobile and always finished second to Lance.

Jan Ullrich: The Best That Never Wasis the first complete biography of cycling's second-best and his rivalry with Lance Armstrong, the man who bested him time and again.

Daniel Friebe is a leading British sports journalist.He is features editor ofProcyclingmagazine and has written for theGuardian,Cyclingnews, and theDaily Telegraph. He has frequently appeared on international radio and television as a cycling expert. Friebe is author ofEddy Merckx: The Cannibal, Mountain High: Europe's 50 Greatest Cycl...
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Title:Jan Ullrich: The Man. The Myth. The Truth.Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2019Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Apogee and Apocalypse
2. Der Kaiser
3. Aftermath
4. Beginnings
5. The East German Talent Factory
6. The Telekom Phenomenon
7. Young, Gifted and...Fat?
8. The Bête Noire
9. False Dawns
10. Derailment
11. The Good Doctor Fuentes
12. Love's Labours Lost
13. Rumbled
14. Meltdown
15. Wilderness
16. Meeting Der Kaiser

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