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Pevenage must testify in Ullrich-Franke case

Rudy Pevenage must appear in a German court in May to testify in a trial between Jan Ullrich and German anti-doping crusader Werner Franke.

Ullrich has been challenging Franke's claim that the Tour de France winner paid 35,000 euros to Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. DNA tests tied the Tour de France winner to blood bags found in Fuentes's office. In December, Pevenage said that there had been meetings between Ullrich and Fuentes, but only for the development of health and training plans.

The court in Hamburg, Germany, invited Pevenage to appear on May 22. Franke's attorney, Michael Lehner, said that he would ask to have the Belgian testify under oath.