Tour winner Ullrich found guilty by CAS
BERLIN, Feb 9 – Retired former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has been found guilty of a doping offence in relation to a blood-doping scandal and has been banned for two years, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said today.
The Operation Puerto scandal broke in 2006, when Spanish police launched raids that uncovered more than 200 code-named blood bags, some of which were linked to cyclists.
The German (picture), who retired in 2007, became the first German to win the Tour de France in 1997. He had denied being involved in the scandal. – Reuters