For the second time this week the Lausanne, Switzerland based Court of Arbitration for Sport found a former Tour de France Champion guilty of doping.
Today it was Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France champion who was found to have committed an anti-doping rules violation through his involvement in a Spanish blood doping ring. The Panel was most persuaded by Jan Ullrich's failure to challenge the veracity of the evidence presented. Instead, Ullrich raised only procedural arguments. Ullrich was suspended for two years. In so doing, the Panel rejected the International Cycling Federation's request for a lifetime ban.
For more on the Ullrich decision click here.