Johan Bruyneel has adamantly denied the recent news reports that the Discovery Channel Team is signing Jan Ullrich. Bruyneel said, "I am currently not in any negotiations with Jan Ullrich to become a part of the Discovery Channel. Although I believe Jan is a world-class rider, our roster for 2007 is nearly complete and Jan will not be a part of our Team." The denial may be moot, as Ullrich will most likely be unable to race next season. UCI president Pat McQuaid has said that he would seek to block Ullrich and any other rider involved in the Operation Puerto investigation from racing.