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T-Mobile fires former Tour champ Ullrich

Updated: July 21, 2006, 5:20 PM ET
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BERLIN -- Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was fired by his T-Mobile team Friday, several weeks after he was linked to a Spanish doctor charged with doping.

Ullrich was forced out of this year's Tour on the eve of the race. He had been considered a leading contender.

Ullrich, who won the Tour in 1997 and was runner-up five times, was pulled out of the race after Spanish media reports said his name turned up on a list of 56 cyclists who had contact with the doctor.

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