22 May 2014

Tour de France winner DIC

3:06 pm on 22 May 2014

Germany's only Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was allegedly almost three times over the drink-driving limit when he crashed his car and injured two people in Switzerland.

A Swiss newspaper said the retired road cycling star, who last year admitted to doping during his career, said he was driving 20 kilometres an hour over the speed limit, but he was categorical that there wasn't alcohol involved.

Swiss police declined to name Ullrich, simply saying in a statement that a 41 year old driver failed to brake in time at a junction and crashed into the back of another car at a stop sign.