Jan Ullrich: 'The black time of cycling is behind us'

1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich hopes that current riders 'have learned from our mistakes'

Jan Ullrich in 2006.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Jan Ullrich has said that he thinks the professional peloton is now doping-free, and that the 'black time' of cycling is in the past.

The German 1997 Tour de France champion was speaking during the 2017 race. "The black time of cycling is behind us," Ullrich told German paper Bild.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.