Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has announced his retirement from cycling.
The 33-year-old, who also claimed the Olympic road race title in Sydney in 2000, won the race in 1997 and finished runner-up on five occasions.
But he was suspended from racing on the eve of the 2006 Tour after being linked to a doping scandal.
"Today I'm ending my career as a professional cyclist," said Ullrich. "I never once cheated as a cyclist."
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