Spanish judge: Ullrich not implicated in doping probe

Updated: October 27, 2006, 1:23 PM ET
Reuters

MADRID, Spain -- Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is not implicated in the Spanish investigation into doping in sports, news agency Europa Press reported Wednesday.

Mark Kreidler
Mark Kreidler
Falsely accused in a doping scandal, Jan Ullrich didn't get to ride in the Tour de France. Four months later, Spanish authorities say he wasn't involved. So, Mark Kreidler wonders, what now?

Europa Press said it had had access to the report issued by the investigating judge of court No. 31 in Madrid that said the German cyclist would have "no measures taken against him."

It went on to say this report would be forwarded to cycling's governing body, the UCI.

The 32-year-old was suspended and then fired by his T-Mobile team in July after his name was linked to an anti-doping investigation by Spain's Civil Guard.

After raids on addresses in Madrid and Zaragoza in May, Spanish police found large quantities of anabolic steroids, laboratory equipment used for blood transfusions and more than 100 bags of frozen blood.

From the raids the Civil Guard compiled a list of more than 50 professional cyclists who were implicated in the probe.

Ullrich, who won the Tour in 1997, has said he is innocent of any doping allegations made against him.

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