By Susan Westemeyer
In other news concerning the 1997 Tour de France champion, the public prosecutor in Hamburg, Germany, is investigating Ullrich in connection with his injunction against German anti-doping crusader Werner Franke. The investigation is based on whether Ullrich lied under oath. Prosecution spokesman Rüdiger Bagger confirmed the investigation to German TV network ARD, saying: "There are enough factual grounds for an initial suspicion."
After Franke said that Ullrich paid Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes 35,000 Euro for doping products, Ullrich went to court and received an injunction, prohibiting Franke from repeating the claim. As part of the injunction, Ullrich submitted a sworn affidavit, which is now being questioned.