Ullrich Tour win voted Germany's most moving sports moment

By Susan Westemeyer Germany's most moving sports moment of all time was Jan Ullrich's 1997 victory...

By Susan Westemeyer

Germany's most moving sports moment of all time was Jan Ullrich's 1997 victory in the Tour de France, according to a poll conducted by the German TV channel NDR. "The 23-year-old from Rostock has done what no other German has done. Jan Ullrich wins the Tour de France and is King of cycling," says the channel's website about Ullrich's win.

Second place went to Boris Becker's first Wimbledon win, and third was Germany's football world championship in 1954. The only other cycling event on the list was 44th: Täve Schur forgoes the cycling world champions title, 1960. "The Road World Champion of 1958 and 1959 and Peace Tour winner of 1955 and 1959 became a living legend in cycling in 1960. With a tactically masterful performance during the Amateur world championships in 1960 Schur helped his team-mate Berhnard Eckstein to defeat the very strong Belgian Vandenbergen, and thus sacrificing his own chances of a third world championship title in a row."

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