Former German cycling star Jan Ullrich commented on the ARD documentary on the occasion of his victory in the 1997 Tour de France.
“Of course I looked at them too and it aroused great emotions in me,” said Ullrich in an Instagram post. “I know I’ve had a very intense life with all the ups and downs. Of course it arouses great emotions, you can certainly imagine that.”
The multi-part documentary and an accompanying podcast deal intensively with the life of the only German tour winner.
Only Ullrich himself does not have a say, he should not be allowed to do this due to an exclusive contract. Numerous companions such as his former rival Lance Armstrong are interviewed for this.
Ullrich made headlines
After his involuntary career end due to the 2006 tour exclusion, Ullrich often got into trouble in his private life. In Switzerland he caused a traffic accident under the influence of alcohol, on Mallorca he clashed with his neighbor Till Schweiger.
Then there was the separation from his wife. Ullrich has been living in Merdingen in Baden-Württemberg for several years and is said to be on the right track.