Jan Ullrich quits cycling

Jan Ullrich

German Jan Ullrich has officially ended his career. The former Olympic champion and Tour de France winner made the announcement on Monday morning in a press conference in Hamburg.

Sacked by his team, T-Mobile, last summer, Ullrich’s name had been repeatedly linked to that of Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the centre of the Operacion Puerto scandal. T-Mobile therefore decided first to keep him out of the 2006Tour team - making the announcement just 24 hours before it was due to start - and then to show the German the door.

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