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US News Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich arrested over alleged attack

21:05  10 august  2018
21:05  10 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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BERLIN – Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is in police custody for allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.

The incident comes a week after the former cycling star was arrested in Mallorca. Jan Ullrich rides during a training session before the official start of the 93rd Tour de France cycling race, 29 June 2006 Credit: JAVIER SORIANO/ AFP.

Jan Ullrich has been arrested (Peter Delong/AP) © Provided by The Press Association Jan Ullrich has been arrested (Peter Delong/AP)

Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich has been arrested after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel.

Frankfurt police spokeswoman Carina Lerch said: “It seems Mr Ullrich and an escort woman had a dispute and that he attacked her. She alerted the hotel staff and they called police.”

Ms Lerch said the retired German cyclist was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The 31-year-old woman needed medical treatment.

VILLARS-DE-LANS, France:  German Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile/Ger) (R) and his teammate German champion Andreas Kloden ride during 91st Tour de France cycling race between Valreas and Villars-de-Lans, 20 July 2004. US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) won the stage and took the yellow jersey as overall leader. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET  (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty VILLARS-DE-LANS, France: German Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile/Ger) (R) and his teammate German champion Andreas Kloden ride during 91st Tour de France cycling race between Valreas and Villars-de-Lans, 20 July 2004. US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) won the stage and took the yellow jersey as overall leader. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images) Ms Lerch said no further details could be given on her condition while police were investigating.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have detained former cyclist and Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich for attacking and injuring a prostitute in a Frankfurt luxury hotel, a police spokeswoman said.

Image: Jan Ullrich admitted in 2013 that he had received blood doping. Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has been arrested for allegedly attacking and injuring a prostitute while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Later, a police statement said Ullrich had resisted arrest.

“As part of the police interrogation, the woman provided extensive information on the attacks of the accused.

“The accused so far makes use of his right to refuse to testify,” the statement said.

Jan Ullrich © Provided by The Press Association Jan Ullrich

“Currently, the accused is being investigated for attempted manslaughter and dangerous assault. The investigation has not yet been completed.”

Police said Ullrich was to be released later Friday after consultation with the prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt “because the conditions for detention are not met”.

News agency dpa reported that Ullrich, 44, had been arrested the week before in Mallorca, where he lives, after an incident on the property of his neighbour, actor Til Schweiger.

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Jan Ullrich , the only German ever to win the Tour de France , was held on suspicion of assaulting a prostitute on Friday, as he returned to his native country seeking a fresh start to recover from drug and alcohol problems. The former star was arrested within hours of arriving back in Germany on Friday.

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have detained former cyclist and Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich for attacking and injuring a prostitute in a Frankfurt luxury hotel, a police spokeswoman said. Ullrich was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when police detained him on suspicion of assault

On Monday, Ullrich told German tabloid Bild of personal problems.

“The separation from (my wife) Sara and distance from my children, whom I have not seen since Easter and have barely spoken to, have had a great effect on me.

Tour de France 2006. Suspicion de dopage. © Getty Tour de France 2006. Suspicion de dopage. “I have done things as a result that I very much regret,” Ullrich told the mass circulation daily.

Ullrich, the only German to win the Tour de France, was dogged by doping allegations during his career and admitted to German magazine Focus in 2013 that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes.

“Almost everyone took performance-enhancing substances then.

“I took nothing that the others didn’t also take,” the 1997 Tour champion said then.

Ullrich served a two-year ban for doping in 2012, five years after he retired.

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