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Ullrich suspended for drug use:(5 posts)

Ullrich suspended for drug use:LAIrish
Jul 23, 2002 10:56 AM
I hate to see this:

Tuesday July 23, 05:11 PM

Ullrich Gets Six Month Ban

Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has been suspended for six months following his failed drugs test.

The German tested positive for amphetamine on June 12, and his sentence was today delivered by the legal committee of the German Cycling Federation.

Ullrich admitted taking the illegal substance for personal use during his rehabilitation from knee surgery.

The Deutsche Telekom rider claimed he took the drug because he was depressed by his injury situation.

Ullrich could face further punishment, with the courts in Munich opening an investigation into the matter for "infringement of the law regarding narcotics".

This is a further blow for Ullrich, considered the main rival to three-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong, and he will now face an even bigger battle to return to former glories.
re: its just dumbcollinsc
Jul 23, 2002 11:06 AM
6 month ban for a guy who wont be racing for a year anyway.

Oh well, at least they gave him a break, 6 months isnt very long, so it looks like they went a little lax on punishment for his recreation choices.
re: Ullrich suspended for drug use:NeedSpeed
Jul 23, 2002 12:25 PM
The article says that Jan is vacationing here in the United States. Has anyone heard anything about his wherabouts? Wonder if he's got OLN...
re: Ullrich suspended for drug use:merckxman
Jul 23, 2002 12:52 PM
Florida with his girlfriend....
re: Ullrich suspended for drug use:LC
Jul 23, 2002 3:43 PM
I think I saw him off the back in a Cat 4 race last weekend :)