Ullrich skips Nationals

Jan Ullrich has decided not to participate in the German national championship road race next Sunday in order to concentrate on the Tour de France. "Travelling to and from the race would cost me a day each way," he wrote on his personal website. "Apart from the stress, I would also hardly have time to train on Saturday and Monday. We are convinced that too much running around would hurt my Tour preparations. Therefore, I will stay home in order to prepare myself for the Tour in peace and quiet."

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1