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Jan Ullrich

Ullrich at the 2006 Giro d'Italia
Personal information
Full name Jan Ullrich
Nickname Ulle, Der Kaiser, Der Jan, Der Junge
Born 2 December 1973 (1973-12-02) (age 46)
Rostock, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
SG Dynamo Rostock
SC Dynamo Berlin
SC Berlin
RG Hamburg
Professional team(s)
Team Telekom
Team Coast
Team Bianchi
T-Mobile Team
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Overall Classification (1997)
Young Riders Classification (1996, 1997, 1998)
7 Stages
Giro d'Italia
1 Stage
Vuelta a España
Overall Classification (1999)
2 Stages

Stage Races

Tour de Suisse
General Classification (2004, 2006)

Single-Day Races and Classics

World Time Trial Champion (1999, 2001)
Amateur World Road Race Cycling Champion (1993)
National Time Trial Champion (1995)
National Road Race Champion (1997, 2001)
Olympic Road Race Champion (2000)
Vattenfall Cyclassics (1997)
Rund um Köln (2003)

Infobox last updated on
13 June 2011

Jan Ullrich (born on 2 December 1973 in Rostock, Germany) is a retired German bicycle rider. He was very good in riding in the mountains. In Individual time trials he was one of the best cyclists at his time. He won the Tour de France in 1997. Jan Ullrich is the only German athlete who has won this event.


Jan Ullrich started cycling early. When he was ten years old, he won his first race. After Germany's reunification he went to a club in Hamburg. In 1993, when Ullrich was 19 years old, he won the World Amateur Road Race championship in Oslo, Norway. In this year Lance Armstrong won the Professional World Race championchip. The year after, he became third in the Individual Time Race championchip. After this succes he became a professional member of the German Team "Team-Telekom".

Tour de France

Jan Ullrich first rode the Tour de France in 1996. There he won a stage and became overall second, after his team mate Bjarne Riis. Some experts say, Jan Ullrich could have won the Tour the France that year, but he did not because he helped his team-mate over the Tour.

In 2007 Bjarne Riis said that he used drugs to win the 1996 Tour. In 1997 Jan Ullrich won the Tour the France, when he was 23 years old (fourth youngest winner of the Tour since 1947). During this year he won the Tour de Suisse, German-Tour and HEW-Cyclassics. At the end of the year, he was elected as the "sports person of the year" in Germany.


Many of Jan Ullrichs Team-members said, he was taking drugs in the 90. In 2002 he tested positive for amphetamine. He said he took pills in a disco, without knowing that they were an illegal substance. He was suspended for 6 months. In 2006 Ullrich was suspected to be a client of Fuentes. In 2007 a DNA-test gave the evidence that he was one, and that he was planning to use the illegal blood doping.[1] Ullrich denied using drugs for a long time. In 2013, Ullrich decided to tell the truth. He admitted he used illegal substances during his career.[2]


Arc en ciel.svg Amateur World Road Race Cycling Champion
 Germany National Time Trial Champion
Tour de France
2nd place overall
Jersey white.svgWinner white jersey
Winner stage 20
Regio Tour
Tour de France
Jersey yellow.svgWinner yellow jersey
Jersey white.svgWinner white jersey
Winner stages 10 and 12
 Germany National Road Race Champion
Luk Cup, à Bühl
HEW Cyclassics
Tour de France
2nd place overall
Jersey white.svgWinner white jersey
Winner stages 7, 16 and 20
Rund um Berlin
Rund um die Nürnberger Altstadt
Arc en ciel.svg World Time Trial Cycling Champion
Jersey gold.svgWinner Vuelta a España
Summer Olympics Road Race Champion
Tour de France: 2nd place
Coppa Agostini
Arc en ciel.svg World Time Trial Cycling Champion
 Germany National Road Race Champion
Tour de France: 2nd place
Giro dell'Emilia
Versatel Classic
Tour de France
2nd place
Winner stage 12
Rund um Köln (Tour of Cologne)
Tour de France: 4th place
Tour de Suisse: winner
Coppa Sabatini
Tour de France: 3rd place
Tour de Suisse: winner

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