FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Former Tour de France winner and banned German rider Jan Ullrich says he has no plans for a televised doping confession like the one by former rival Lance Armstrong.
Ullrich tells Focus magazine, “I will surely not go the way of Armstrong and speak before an audience of millions, even if some people keep pushing me to do it and perhaps even expect it of me.”
The German won the tour in 1997 and finished runner-up five times, three times behind Armstrong.
Ullrich was suspended in 2006 in the fallout from Operation Puerto in Spain. He retired a year later. The Court of Arbitration for Sport banned him for two years in 2012 for involvement in the doping program of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes.
Ullrich did not contest the ruling by the sports court.