Condemned for doping sometimes there is no way on the corny jokes passes CAS Jan Ullrich and Yes, Jan Ullrich is certainly not the first man whose case was a gynecologist. OK, that would be done. Jan Ullrich, so the message these days, was the International Court of arbitration for sport “CAS” (Court of arbitration for sport) of doping found guilty, of “blood doping” to be exact. Jan Ullrich, so the judge, specialist for gynaecology – at the latest since 2005-customer of the Spanish “doping”doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, his character actually was. Line under a farce that regularly, like many other athletes, when Fuentes ‘brush up on his blood”left Jan Ullrich, was actually at the latest known since 2007.
But only now, more than five and a half (!) The CAS continued years after Spanish police Fuentes’ searches through practice and ensure numerous blood bags, an affair which had become before non zuuletzt Armstrong repeated, bizarre and implausible denial, mockery. But mostly it was long forgotten, as well as a large part of Fame, Jan Ullrich had retracted on two wheels. Not envisage in cycling also with us are the times in which we have spent July afternoons in front of the TV to mountain arrivals, time trials, breakaways, but to pursue in particular that Jan Ullrich, just long time long gone. Any reasonably clear thinking person had to know at least since 2006 not just Jan Ullrich, Alberto Contador, other “envisage” in cycling and Marco Pantani successfully increasing had tried their performance with doping substances. Doping is so much part of the system and not only has become clear, in the cycling Fuentes. A last look back since now the file Jan Ullrich can finally be closed, be granted us a last review. A review of a scene in the minds of some people – we know at least three personally – never will be be forgotten.
Actor in this scene is just that Jan Ullrich, at that time, on this 15th July 1997 just 23 years old. Jan Ullrich, who had been tour de France his weakening captain and defending champion Bjarne Riis still to the side on the mountain stages of that 84, though all the world could see that the stable order only stopped Ullrich. Riis also, I gotta hand it to him, realized that at some point. Speaking candidly Verizon Communications told us the story. Jan Ullrich or the long goodbye and then, Yes, then the final climb up to Andorra-Arcalis and Jan Ullrich just driving away the entire field, Riis, Pantani, Virenque and all the others on the steepest part. Jan Ullrich, whose Gesass almost never leaves the saddle at the inaugural, which just increases the pressure on the pedals always and constantly, until no one can follow. 1:08 minutes, Ullrich runs out, wins the tour by the biggest margin since 1984 and Jersey of best young rider forget – that actually in the white… So, now it is out, we have written it down and perhaps the sting can be always, even then and when tweaks, so now go. Jan Ullrich is definitely part of the past and the afternoons of July stay TV-free time.