By Susan Westemeyer
Jan Ullrich has no team and no professional license -- but he is still looking forward to riding the Tour de France in 2007. "I assume that everything will be cleared up in 2007 and that I will be able to attack. I am a fighter. And when I appear, I will fight to win. That is certain!", he told BILD magazine.
The German's long-time mentor, Rudy Pevenage, said, "Jan can win. Three time trials, two of them fairly long, that's just perfect for him. If he starts then I think he will be one of the super favourites."
The 1997 Tour winner was embroiled in the Operación Puerto investigation, and removed by T-Mobile just prior to the start of the 2006 Tour de France. Since July, T-Mobile and Ullrich have gone their separate ways, leaving the rider in search of a way to race for the 2007 season.