Jan Ullrich appointed sporting director of German race; resigns four days in to the job

Briefly appointed Rund um Köln sporting director, Ullrich steps down after negative media reports

Jan Ullrich (Watson)

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Jan Ullrich's return to the world of pro cycling has lasted all of four days after he stepped down as sporting director of the Rund um Köln.

The former rider, who won the 1997 Tour de France before being involved in the Operation Puerto doping scandal, was appointed as sporting director of the 1.1 Europe Tour race on Tuesday, a rare return to the sport that he has only occasionally been involved in since retiring in 2007.

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