By Susan Westemeyer
Jan Ullrich's attorney, Peter-Michael Diestel, has criticised the "campaign" against his client. "With the dismissal of the case against Dr. Fuentes, it becomes obvious what an unspeakable campaign has been brought on in Germany against Jan Ullrich for his athletic successes," said Diestel, according to the Maerkische Allgemeine newspaper.
"It is time that Herr Rudolf Scharping steps down, take his leave from German cycling and pardon himself to Jan Ullrich. All of those who have taken part in a disgusting way in the campaign against Jan Ullrich should, if they have even a bit of decency in them, approach him."