Ullrich: Lance Armstrong Case Severely Damaged Cycling | Cyclingnews.com
Oh Jan your getting fat every offseason then doping your way to fitness was a joke even then. But, despite being quite possibly the most hilariously doped up team ever, the Telecom team did give us hours of hilariously dysfunctional team dynamics. Its something. . .As before, Ullrich would not directly address doping charges against himself,saying only “I made mistakes, but I'm not a bad person.” And when confronted with his earlier statement that he had never betrayed anyone since all the riders were doing the same thing, he answered “Exactly”.
Ullrich was suspended by Team T-Mobile on the eve of the 2006 Tour de France in the aftermath of Operacion Puerto, and was subsequently fired by the team. He announced his retirement in February 2007. Shortly thereafter he was matched via DNA sampling to blood stored by Fuentes.
Years of lawsuits and legal cases ensued, finally culminating in a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision in February 2012, giving him a back-dated two year suspension which expires this August.