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Cyclist Jan Ullrich Retires

German Cyclist Jan Ullirch, most know for the guy always behind Lance Armstrong has retired from professional cycling.

The 33-year-old German, who won the Tour in 1997 and was runner-up five times, announced his retirement eight months after being implicated in a Spanish doping scandal.

“I am ending my active career,” Ullrich said. “It’s not easy, but you have to listen to the voice inside you that the time is right. It was a good time and I would do it the same way again, even the bad times.”

You have to feel kind of bad for Ullrich, he was consistently the only racer to challenge Armstrong during his 7 year run and would of most likely won a fair share of Tours. It’s a shame to see a great career end in scandal, but end it has and only time will tell if he is guilty.

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