If you are Jan Ullrich, you have to love Floyd Landis. The following story was so far buried that it took a little while to find. Jan may not have much luck on the bike, but his luck off the bike is showing signs of improvement. Having this quote released on the same day as Floyd Landis’s “B” announcement moved this way down on the stroy line.
German anti-doping expert Werner Franke has expressed his amazement at the contents of a dossier on Jan Ullrich collected by Spanish investigators as part of Operacion Puerto. Franke was quoted on German Rheinmaintv as saying, “I have the file of Mr Ullrich from Madrid and it’s been a while since I’ve seen so much bad stuff.
“There must have been people around him who put him in contact with Spanish doctors. He bought quite a lot of dope in Spain. In one year, Ullrich paid €35,000 for doping substances.”
I can only wonder how Operation Puerto’s ongoing saga would be affected had Floyd not knocked it off the headlines. By the way, has anyone seen Ivan Basso? Perhaps he was wearing this shirt?