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Aldag enjoys employers' trust

Rolf Aldag is a tall, slender man, who has managed to become even slimmer. He has lost 4 kilos over the last few weeks because of worries about the 1990s Telekom doping scandal, in which he has confessed his participation. He still receives criticism from within the sport, but he is sure of the confidence placed on him by his employer and sponsor, T-Mobile, as is Gerolsteiner's Christian Henn, who has also told of his EPO past.

German Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and former German cycling federation president Sylvia Schenk have both called for Aldag and Henn to be removed from their posts as Sport Directeus for T-Mobile and Gerolsteiner, respectively. They have also called for the resignation of Bjarne Riis, who confessed at a press conference Friday that he had taken EPO while riding for Telekom in the 1990s. "Bjarne is his own boss. He can't fire himself," Aldag noted, according to the dpa press agency.

"Everyone has to decide for himself, whether he wants to continue or not," Aldag said. "I offered my resignation to my employer and let myself be judged on my current work, which is analysed daily. The sponsor and team manager Bob Stapleton decided that they trust me. Hans Holczer of Gerolsteiner has decided the same for Christian."

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