Cyclist Actually Apologizes for Doping

Ullrich admits mistake after ban

Jan Ullrich

Jan Ullrich at the 2006 Giro d'Italia     Photo: DPMS/Flickr

After receiving a doping ban from the CAS on Thursday, cyclist Jan Ullrich said today his decision to work with a rogue Spanish doctor showed poor judgment. "I confirm that I had contact with Fuentes. It was a big mistake, I regret it very much," he said in a press statement. "I would like to sincerely apologise for this behaviour - I'm very sorry." For those that might greet Ullrich's statement as a refreshing admission of guilt in a sport marred by denial, twitter wars, and boring court battles, keep the following fact in mind. On Wednesday, a day before his sentencing, the cyclist signed on to be the face of a German cyclosportive for amateurs sponsored by Alpecin, a grooming solution that uses the slogan, "Doping for the hair."

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