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Ullrich admits to doping


Ullrich admits to doping


Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has admitted for the first time that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes during his career.

The 39 year old, who had previously been banned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for two years for taking illegal performance enhancing drugs, was implicated in Fuentes’ blood-doping program through an investigation called Operation Puerto in 2006, but never admitted his involvement.

The Spanish doctor, at the centre of a much-publicised trial in Madrid earlier this year, had told the court his clients also included footballers, tennis players and boxers.

Ullrich, who retired from the sport in 2007, became the first German cyclist to win the Tour de France 10 years earlier as well as earning gold and silver medals at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

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