Cyclist Ullrich to be disciplined for doping

AFP
AFP - [email protected] • 7 Jul, 2009 Updated Tue 7 Jul 2009 08:45 CEST
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Germany's retired former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is to be the subject of a disciplinary procedure by the Swiss anti-doping commission, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

Gerhard Walter, president of the Swiss Olympic Committee's disciplinary anti-doping commission, told the paper that they had been asked to open an enquiry into the 35-year-old.

"I can confirm that we have received a request from the Swiss Antidoping Foundation (ADS) and for that reason we have launched a disciplinary procedure," said Walter.

Ullrich won the 1997 Tour de France and was a multiple runner-up behind American seven-time winner Lance Armstrong before retiring from cycling after being sacked by his T-Mobile team in 2006.

His dismissal was due to his alleged links with Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the centre of the Puerto drugs affair.

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