Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Rest in Peace?

I suppose we ought to allow Jan Ullrich to rest in peace, right? After all, the guy has retired.
However ...
A DNA sample taken from 1997 Tour de France champion has been matched to blood bags seized in the Spanish doping scandal, German prosecutors said Tuesday.
"We found nine blood samples that we were able to compare with the blood samples," Friedrich Apostel, a spokesman for prosecutors in Bonn, said during a television interview. "We were able to establish the identity of Ullrich."
Ullrich retired from cycling on Feb. 26 after his name surfaced in Operation Puerto, which led to him being excluded from last Tour. He has denied using any banned substances.
Apostel said the comparison established the link "without a doubt."
In a brief statement posted on Ullrich's website, the cyclist's lawyer said he did not rule out manipulation.
I think Bad Boy Floyd has already used that one, Jan.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Rest in Peace?

I suppose we ought to allow Jan Ullrich to rest in peace, right? After all, the guy has retired.
However ...
A DNA sample taken from 1997 Tour de France champion has been matched to blood bags seized in the Spanish doping scandal, German prosecutors said Tuesday.
"We found nine blood samples that we were able to compare with the blood samples," Friedrich Apostel, a spokesman for prosecutors in Bonn, said during a television interview. "We were able to establish the identity of Ullrich."
Ullrich retired from cycling on Feb. 26 after his name surfaced in Operation Puerto, which led to him being excluded from last Tour. He has denied using any banned substances.
Apostel said the comparison established the link "without a doubt."
In a brief statement posted on Ullrich's website, the cyclist's lawyer said he did not rule out manipulation.
I think Bad Boy Floyd has already used that one, Jan.

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