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Accusations all around

By:
Gregor Brown
Published:
July 11, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:31 BST
Edition:
Latesty Cycling News for July 11, 2007

At the same when Jörg Jaksche was invited by German public channel ARD to talk about doping...

At the same when Jörg Jaksche was invited by German public channel ARD to talk about doping practices and Jan Ullrich accusing Rolf Aldag of telling fairy tales in an exclusive interview to L'Equipe, the current German Champion, Fabian Wegmann, who is riding in the Tour de France, also added his opinion.

The Gerolsteiner rider felt it was "a big blow the way ARD presented Jaksche as a co-commentator. He cheated for years and made a ton of money with it. Now he is cashing in even more, talking about morale and that he wants to save cycling," the German told a paper in his hometown area, the Westfälische Nachrichten.

Jaksche is also facing the heat from Gianluca Stanga, the owner of the Milram team, who has confirmed he wants to sue Jaksche. "I have never animated anyone to doping," contradicting the accusations of the German who got his pro start with Stanga. Jaksche had said in a Spiegel interview recently that Stanga gave him a "crash course" on how to use doping.

Stanga did acknowledge to be partially responsible, but not alone. "If there is a responsibility then I share it with race promoters, sports organisations and journalists, who would also have to be convicted.

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