Any news on Ullrich's rehab stint?
No news is good news, in other words. Hope he realizes he's in the best place to be and sticks with the program.Susan Westemeyer said:
Wow. That's some serious business. Brings up memories of several former cyclists spiraling in a morass of drugs and depression. I hope he can pull out of it, always seemed like a pretty decent guy, but wow. Shocking to read.Berlin, Aug 28, 2019 (AFP) — Jan Ullrich, winner of the 1997 Tour de France, has been fined for attacking an escort in a Frankfurt hotel room in August of 2018. In a statement, the state prosecutor in Frankfurt said without naming the accused that a former German professional cyclist had been...cyclingtips.com
He repeats that claim in the new book, but my reading of it there it was said more in hope than conviction. I mean, if others in the team weren't aware he had gone back on the hot sauce at CA, then how could he expect to know what each of them was really doing? (Plus: it'd be a bit of a miracle given elsewhere in the book he hardly allows any room for clean riders with the exception of the blessèd Bassons.)I don't know what to make of the story, because he has since also maintained that nobody of the CA riders doped when the team won the a TT at the 2001 TDF.
As I've said before, I view the super-responder thing as similar to the Higgs constant in string theory: it's a neat explanation without proof.Race Radio, long since gone from this forum, used to claim that Ullrich was a super-responder, due to having a very high density of blood vessels in his legs, or something like that. He never provided any evidence for that, though, other than some claims by some doping doctors, and stories about how in training rides, when he was presumably not doping, Ullrich appeared to be a very ordinary rider.