Ullrich out of the Tour de France

On Friday morning, Jan Ullrich, along with his T-Mobile team manager Rudy Pevenage and team-mate Osc

On Friday morning, Jan Ullrich, along with his T-Mobile team manager Rudy Pevenage and team-mate Osc
PIC BY TDWSPORT.COM Jan Ullrich has dramatically been pulled out of the Tour de France by his T-Mobile team, the day before the race starts in Strasbourg. The announcement came on Friday morning as Ullrich and his team were on their way to a press conference. Team-mate Oscar Sevilla and team manager Rudy Pevenage have also been withdrawn. It followed the news that the three names allegedly appeared in the 'Operacion Puerto' dossier as part of the Spanish investigation into former ONCE team doctor Dr Eufemiano Fuentes. T-Mobile are still expected to take part, either with seven riders or with two reserve riders. Other names that allegedly appear in the dossier - believed to contain the names of up to 58 riders - are those of Giro champion and Tour favourite Ivan Basso of CSC, Ag2r's Francisco Mancebo and already-banned riders Roberto Heras and Tyler Hamilton. Ullrich has always denied any link with Dr Fuentes, the doctor who is alleged to have provided riders with doping products. More details are expected through the course of Friday, but T-Mobile PR Luuc Eisenga said: "The only thing I can tell you is that the information is clear enough and didn't leave any doubt."
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