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Ullrich plans return

Jan Ullrich is considering a return to racing - not professional racing, but a benefit race to help children in the Stuttgart, Germany, area, on October 3. "There is an invitation to the race," his manager Wolfgang Strohband told dpa. "But Jan has not yet decided whether to accept it."

If Ullrich participates, he would be the captain of a team of 50 hobby cyclists, who would ride 60 to 100 km. Other German riders who will captain such a team include Stefan Schumacher and Danilo Hondo. Tace organiser Heinz Betz told the German tabloid BILD am Sonntag that: "It is up to other people to discuss Ullrich's past. Here we are concerned with the well-being of children."

Ullrich and his wife are expecting their first child the end of September, and his participation in the race would depend on when the child is born.

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