Jan Ullrich: I was just like Marco Pantani… nearly dead

Jan Ullrich and Lance Armstrong ride together in Mallorca
(Image credit: Instagram)

Jan Ullrich has spoken publicly for the first time since suffering a breakdown in 2018, saying he was close to suffering the same fate as Marco Pantani after his life entered a downward spiral following a series of drink driving charges, physical assaults and addiction.

The 1997 Tour de France winner has now recovered, is back cycling and he talked about his recovery during a visit from Lance Armstrong and rides together in Mallorca during a training camp. 

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