Ullrich spokesman responds to Swiss Olympic statement

Jan Ullrich's spokesman Michael Lang has responded to statements made yesterday from Bernhard...

Jan Ullrich's spokesman Michael Lang has responded to statements made yesterday from Bernhard Welten, who is conducting Swiss Olympic's investigation of Jan Ullrich. "Mr. Welten's public statements are inconsistent. The Swiss Federation's zig-zag course in the last few months is unbearable and is doing considerable damage to Jan Ullrich," Lang told Cyclingnews.

Welten noted that the progress of his case depends on the outcome of criminal cases against Ullrich in Spain and Germany.

"What is right, is this: Mr. Welten is not in the position to open a proceeding; for one thing, his institution has no jurisdiction, and for another, he has no evidence against Jan Ullrich. Welten's strange announcements present a misleading view of the facts and the legal position." According to Lang. "Especially in view of the responsibility, that he has in his professional duties, one should expect more sensitivity in order to avoid damaging the personal rights of Jan Ullrich."

Lang concluded, "We assume that Mr. Welten will shortly make public the end of his investigations."

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