Jan Ullrich, via his personal website janullrich.de, has reacted to the allegations made by German scientist Prof. Werner Franke, who claims that the former T-Mobile rider swore an affidavit that he had nothing to do with the head of Spanish doping network Eufemiano Fuentes. "In the Stuttgarter Zeitung and on the morning show on TV, Prof. Franke claims that Jan Ullrich assured in an affidavit that he never had contact with Dr. Fuentes in Spain," the statement read. "For proof, [he] showed Ullrich's affidavit in which he denies Franke's allegation that he paid €35,000 for doping to Fuentes in one year alone.
"Jan Ullrich dose not understand why the media repeatedly cover Franke's untrue affirmations, without researching or examining them. He will not comment on them in future, either!"