Jan Ullrich admits to blood doping during career

Jan Ullrich

Jan Ullrich, banned German cyclist and 1997 Tour de France winner, admitted this weekend to blood doping with Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor at the centre of the Operacion Puerto doping ring.

"I had access to treatment from Fuentes," he told German magazine, Focus. "At that time, nearly everyone was using doping substances and I used nothing that the others were not using."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.