Jan Ullrich opens his own cycling museum, including iconic time trial machine

German Tour de France winner maintains his positive outlook with new Black Forest installation

Jan Ulrich
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Jan Ullrich is to open his own cycling museum this Friday, in his home Black Forest region of Germany.

The former 1997 Tour de France winner has been been hospitalised and attended rehab for drug and alcohol addiction several times over the past decade; Ullrich was also fined for assaulting a female escort and arrested for breaking into a neighbour's property, saying in 2018 that he 'exploded' when his ex-wife said he could not see his children. 

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.