Jan Ullrich may have to testify in court as to whether he was using illegal doping products or methods while he was with Team Coast in 2003. A court in Düsseldorf, Germany, is hearing a case between Ullrich and Günther Dahms, the former team owner. "I can confirm that the senate plans to ask Mr. Ullrich to testify as to whether he doped or not," court spokesman Ulrich Thole told the dpa press agency.
Ullrich rode for Team Coast for four months, before the team ran out of money and was taken over by Bianchi. Ullrich is suing Dahms to recover unpaid salary from those four months, which totals about half a million euro, including interest. Dahms has refused to pay, saying that he assumed that Ullrich had doped during that time period, which would have been a contract violation.
It would be the first time that Ullrich has addressed the question of doping under oath.(SW)