Ullrich faces inquiry, paper reports

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  • Published Jul. 6, 2009

By Agence France Presse

Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is to be the subject of a disciplinary procedure by the Swiss anti-doping commission, according to Tuesday’s edition of the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung (SZ).

Gerhard Walter, president of the Swiss Olympic Committee’s disciplinary anti-doping commission, told the paper that they had been asked to open an inquiry.

“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, now 35, won the 1997 Tour de France and was a multiple runner-up behind 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 Operación Puerto drugs affair.

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