Is Jan Ullich's legacy going to be the same as Raymond Poulidor's, "The Eternal Second". Although he won the grand Tour In 97, Ullich's ultimate legacy will be finishing 2nd 5 times, 3rd once, and 4th once. Like Poulidor, (Poulidor's Grand Tour totals being 2nd 3 times and 3rd 5 times), Ullich will go down in cycling history as the beloved second banana behind Armstrong and most probably in 06, Ivan Basso. But like Poulidor whose humanity outshone his physical accomplishments, Ullich will go down as one of the greats for his class act acception of his lack of wins and his supreme talent. Poulidor had Anquetil and Merchx, Ullich had Pantani and Armstrong and both will be remembered as "eternal seconds".