Life’s A Holiday For Birthday-Boy Jan Ullrich

BERLIN, Dec 01, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich turns 40 on Monday with the controversial cyclist insisting he has come to terms with his doping past. Ullrich, who retired in 2007 having won the 1997 Tour, admitted for the first time last June to doping during his career with transfusions, using his own blood, by Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. The … [Read more...]

Pantani, Ullrich Unveiled As EPO Cheats By French Drugs Commission

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by Frédéric BOURIGAULT PARIS, France, July 24, 2013 (AFP) - Italian Marco Pantani and Germany's Jan Ullrich both used the banned blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO) during the 1998 Tour de France, a damning French parliamentary commission report said Wednesday. Pantani, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2004, won the controversial 1998 race, with Ullrich taking second place. … [Read more...]

Pantani, Ullrich, And Julich Used EPO at 1998 Tour de France

PARIS, July 23, 2013 (AFP) - Italian Marco Pantani, Germany's Jan Ullrich and American Bobby Julich who were the top three during the 1998 Tour de France were all taking the banned blood booster erythropoetin (EPO), according to reports published by French daily Le Monde on Tuesday. The revelations come just ahead of a French parliamentary commission who are set to release a report on … [Read more...]

NADA Contacts Jan Ullrich After Doping Confession

BERLIN, July 03, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) said Wednesday it has contacted former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich in the wake of last month's doping confession to find out more details. In an interview with German magazine Focus, Ullrich, 39, who won the 1997 Tour, admitted to doping with the help of jailed Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, but insisted … [Read more...]

Jan Ullrich Could Lose His Olympic Medals, Says Bach

BERLIN, June 24, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich could yet lose his Olympic medals from the 2000 Sydney Games after confessing to doping with the help of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. The 39-year-old, who won the 1997 Tour de France, told Monday's edition of German weekly Focus that he "had access to treatment from Fuentes," but insisted using no other … [Read more...]

Jan Ullrich’s Doping Confession Draws Sharp Criticism

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by Ryland JAMES BERLIN, June 23, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich faces further investigation after finally admitting that he doped with the help of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. The 39-year-old Ullrich, who won the 1997 Tour de France, has told Monday's edition of German weekly Focus that he "had access to treatment from Fuentes," but insisted … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong ‘made too many enemies’ States Jan Ullrich

BERLIN, June 12, 2013 (AFP) - Jan Ullrich, the only German winner of the Tour de France, said in an interview published on Wednesday that he was not surprised at Lance Armstrong's downfall because he "made too many enemies". "Normally I don't wish bad things on people, including Armstrong," the rider, who was himself convicted of doping violations last February and stripped of his career … [Read more...]

Ullrich Criticized For Refusing To Break His Silence On Doping

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Berlin, Jan 23, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich, currently banned from cycling, has been criticised for not following Lance Armstrong's example and breaking his silence on doping. The 39-year-old German won the 1997 Tour de France, winning a total of seven stages in his career, and finished five times as runner-up behind Armstrong before retiring in … [Read more...]

Ullrich Tight-Lipped About Being Handed Tour de France Wins

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BERLIN, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) - German cyclist Jan Ullrich on Friday refused to speculate about whether he would be handed three of the seven Tour de France titles won by US rider Lance Armstrong that may now be withdrawn over doping claims. "I'm not thinking about these titles. I don't know the details of the process. I'm proud of my second-place finishes," the 1997 Tour winner said … [Read more...]

Banned Ullrich Admits To Meeting Fuentes

BERLIN, Feb 10, 2012 (AFP) - Disgraced German cyclist Jan Ullrich has admitted to having met Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, who was at the center of a blood doping ring, calling it a "massive mistake". The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday handed down a two-year ban on Ullrich for a blood doping offense, also annulling all of his results from May 1, 2005. Ullrich, … [Read more...]