French cycling champion, Jan Ullrich, retired today, weary of doping allegations surrounding his prestigious career. For those of you not familiar with Ullrich, he can typically be found in pictures of Lance Armstrong as the cyclist directly behind him, both on the course and in the standings.
"I am ending my active career (as a cheater)," Ullrich said. "It's not easy, but you have to listen to the voice inside you (your lawyers) that the time is right (authorities are closing in). It was a good time (how could I come in 2nd five times while cheating!) and I would do it the same way again, even the bad times."
He said he will stay in the sport as a (steroid and blood doping) consultant for the Austrian-based Volksbank team.