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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 November 2006, 14:28 GMT
Sacked Ullrich seeking new team
Jan Ullrich
Ullrich's career has been disrupted by doping allegations
Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is back in training and looking for a new team for the 2007 season.

The German, 32, was sacked by the T-Mobile team in July after he was named in a Spanish investigation into the use of blood-boosting drugs.

Ullrich insists he is no longer part of the inquiry and is determined to find a way to return to the sport.

"I am not giving up without a fight and have been cycling three hours every day," Ullrich told the Bild newspaper.

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"My aim now is to take out all the pent-up frustration in my cycling. If I manage to do that I will have a hell of a lot of energy."

Italian team Tinkoff are understood to have offered Ullrich a ride for next season on the second tier continental circuit.

Ullrich stated on his official website that he was no longer involved in the ongoing Spanish investigation while similar inquiries in Switzerland have also failed to produce significant evidence.

However, the 1997 Tour de France winner is still under investigation by German authorities.



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