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Jan Ullrich - september 2011

Jan Ullrich portrait

 

Got a phonecall from the other side of the globe if I wanted to portray Jan Ullrich when he was visiting the (huge) bike-expo Eurobike (south-Germany) in september 2011.

 

I've always been fascinated by him, so 'yes' it was. From what I knew he didn't give much photo-opportunities. I hadn't seen many (recent) pics of him in the previous years anyway...

 

I also anticipated on meeting a rather shy, well-fed ex cyclist. Boy was I surprised at seeing him this fit!

Extremely nice guy too.

 

After being involved in the Fuentes-case Jan retired as a procyclist in 2007. +5 years later he is being suspended from competition for 2 years by TAS. I don't think that will change much for Jan...

 

He seemed like a content guy.

 

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Taken on August 31, 2011