Another bicycle rider admits to blood doping

Almost everyone took performance-enhancing substances then. I took nothing that the others didn't also take. For me, fraud starts when I gain an advantage. That wasn't the case. I wanted to ensure equality of opportunities.

-- Jan Ullrich, in an interview
with German magazine Focus

BERLIN -- Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has admitted for the first time that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes during his career.

Ullrich had previously acknowledged having unspecified "contact" with Fuentes, but went further in an interview with the weekly German magazine Focus published Saturday.

"Yes, I received treatment from Fuentes," the German rider was quoted as saying.

Asked if he only engaged in blood doping with Fuentes, Ullrich replied that "the doctor's diagnosis says that." He said he couldn't remember how many times he had received treatment from Fuentes.

In February 2012, the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Ullrich for two years for blood doping.

The CAS ruled that the German was "fully engaged" in Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes' doping program, exposed in the Operation Puerto probe. The court stripped him of his third-place finish at the 2005 Tour. Ullrich retired in 2007.


oh the huge manatee

Who cares? They can all fuk off Phone Post 3.0

I hate the hypocrisy in this world. Cycling gets a bad rap because they actually TEST AND CATCH AND PUNISH users. If they were as severe in the NFL, MMA, NHL, etc. you don't think most guys would piss hot?

Cycling is indeed drug ridden but so are most pro sports.