Ullrich explains retirement remarks

By Susan Westemeyer

Jan Ullrich has clarified his recent remarks about his retirement plans.

"Maybe I can ride for another one or two years if I am still motivated," Ullrich said Saturday on German TV. On Monday, things sounded a bit different. Show host Katrin Müller-Hohenstein "wanted to know how much longer I will be riding. She caught me off-guard. I've never really thought much about it," he wrote on his website, www.janullrich.de.

"Besides the Tour, there are several other races I would like to win. If I do start to think about ending my career, then I think the end will be near. But I still want to sit in the saddle for one or two more years." At a press conference last week, he said that riding is" still fun. I still have some things I want to accomplish, so we'll see."

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