Lance Armstrong: Jan Ullrich said that he was “almost dead” before a visit from a former bicycle competitor helped him recover

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“Two years ago, I ran into a big problem. You came to see me, and I’m glad you can come,” Ulrich told Armstrong, who was deprived of all seven titles in the Tour de France.

“I was almost dead like Marco Pantani. Then I recovered and I had good friends… the friends brought me back to life, and now I am very happy.”

Pantani was the champion of the 1998 Tour de France and the Tour de France and the best rivals of Armstrong and Ulrich. He died of a drug overdose in 2004.

Looking back on his recent return to the bicycle, Ulrich added: “God gave me this body, God gave me this talent, and then I have nothing, or full of gasoline…I train every day. Very good, I drink water. I quit drinking and took drugs three years ago. I live very healthy, and the meals my girlfriend cooks are very healthy for me.

“All this keeps me in good shape and good feeling… I have forgotten for a long time what is good for me.”

In 2018, Ulrich Wrote an open letterr Regarding his recovery experience in Miami, he called it “the first stage of my personal Tour de France”.

He added: “I will be the old and new Jan. He will do his best to defeat his demons and find a way back to the light with new energy and joy of life.

“I sincerely apologize to people who have not given due respect recently because of my illness.”

Ulrich left after appearing in court in Weinfelden, Switzerland in 2015.
according to ReutersIn 2018, Ullrich was fined for assaulting and hurting a sex worker in a hotel under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
in a ESPN Documentary In Armstrong’s cycling career released last year, Americans recalled his visit to Ulrich.
“It’s just a terrible situation. Jane was in that cesspool at that time, he was caught, we were all caught, I went to see him because I love him,” Armstrong said in the documentary. Say, according to Bicycle Weekly.

“In any case, this is not a pleasant trip. He is the most important person in my life. No one frightens me or motivates me. Others…no disrespect to them, no let me get up early. He let me Get up early. He’s just a fucking mess.

“When I look at Jane’s situation and mine, because they are very similar, time is very similar… He has everything I have. He has a wife, children, money, and that’s not enough Keep him together.”

Lance Armstrong was influenced by Jan Ulrich in the 14th stage of the 2001 Tour de France from Tabou to Luz-Adiden.

In the The Move podcast released on Sunday, Ullrich admitted that he started riding again five weeks ago and defeated Armstrong when the two were riding together in Mallorca.

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