FILE - In this March 31, 2007 file photo German cyclist Jan Ullrich rubbs his eye during a press conference in Owingen, southern Germany. Sport's highest court has banned 1997 Tour de France winner ... more 
FILE - In this March 31, 2007 file photo German cyclist Jan Ullrich rubbs his eye during a press conference in Owingen, southern Germany. Sport's highest court has banned 1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich for two years for doping, and stripped him of his third-place finish behind Lance Armstrong in the 2005 race. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday Feb. 9, 2012 that the 38-year-old German, who retired in 2007, was connected to the Opeation Puerto probe in Spain. Ullrich is banned hfrom cycling through August 2013. However, CAS rejected the International Cycling Union's request to impose a life ban and disqualify all Ullrich's results since May 2002. CAS said Ullrich's six-month ban for using amphetamines out-of-competition in 2002 should not be classed as a doping offense. A second offense can trigger a life ban. (AP Photo/Winfried Rothermel, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Winfried Rothermel, file
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