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“Those of Us Who Saw It, Will Never Forget”: Two Cycling Greats Jan Ullrich and Lance Armstrong Pose Together on Cycles Decades After Fierce Rivalry

Published 12/15/2022, 5:15 PM EST

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Cycling ace Jan Ullrich is considered one of the best cyclists of all time. Ullrich has won many silver and gold medals in the Olympics for cycling. The second half of the nineties was remarkable for him. He won numerous competitions like Vuelta a Espana, HEW Cyclassics, and the coveted Tour de France. In addition to this, Ullrich also had podium finishes in the Classica de San Sebastian. 

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Recently he shared a picture on Instagram which shows him with cycling legend Lance Armstrong. The two have been fierce rivals for decades and hence a picture of them together shocked fans.


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Jan Ullrich shares an interesting picture with an old rival, Lance Armstrong

The cycling legend shared a picture on Instagram showing him with cycling ace Lance Armstrong. The two have been fierce rivals for decades and hence, seeing them together got their fans all excited. Ullrich is famous for a long time for always being in second place behind Armstrong!

Considering the popularity of both these stars on social media, the post went viral in no time. In fact, in just one day, the post has received more than thirty thousand likes. Sharing the picture, he said, “Those of Us Who Saw It, Will Never Forget.”


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Fans also commented a lot on the picture. Some of the comments were really interesting. One fan said, “Two of my favourites ❤️😍” Another fan commented, “The Old School, the Best Riders, congratulations” Definitely, this picture created a stir on social media thanks to the fans of both these cycling stars.


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Jan Ullrich and his bicycles!

In 2006, Ullrich launched Jan Ullrich Collection Bicycles. Ullrich was a part of this venture since the developmental stage. These bikes are built in partnership with Ghost Bikes. Ghost Bikes is a company that’s based out of Germany.


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It was interesting to see the reactions of fans to the picture posted by Ullrich on social media. It is a rare instance when these two could be seen together. Seeing them cycling together is even more fun and hence, fans were super excited. It would be interesting to see more such posts from either of the cycling stars.

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Written by:

Yash Joglekar


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Yash Joglekar is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pune. Being an avid reader, he has expertise in American English and has been helping US university students with their academic essays for close to 4 years now.
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Vineet Nandwana