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Telekom teammates of past Tour winners admit taking EPO

Updated: May 24, 2007, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Eric Zabel and Rolf Aldag, former teammates of two Tour de France winners, admitted Thursday they took performance-enhancing drugs while riding for the Telekom team in the 1990s.

Zabel, who is still active, and Aldag were support riders for the Telekom team when its top cyclists won the Tour de France -- Bjarne Riis in 1996 and Jan Ullrich in 1997.

Speaking at a nationally televised news conference, Zabel and Aldag said they took the blood-boosting drug ...

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