Ullrich leaves the Swiss federation - but why?

by Susan Westemeyer

Jan Ullrich has explained his withdrawal from the Swiss Cycling federation as a move of protest against an organization that has treated him unfairly, and he may ask for damages. "Jan Ullrich will no longer allow his personal rights to be kicked with both feet by Swiss Cycling," a statement on his website proclaims. "The Swiss federation has steadfastly ignored his previous complaints. Jan Ullrich has suffered under this handling of the situation. The pro cyclist reserves the rights to sue for damages."

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