Cycling: Lance Armstrong should get Tour wins reinstated, says former cyclist Ullrich
BERLIN (AP) - Lance Armstrong should have his seven Tour de France victories reinstated due to the prevalence of doping at the time, according to former cyclist Jan Ullrich.
"I would give Armstrong the Tour victories back. ... That's how it was back then," Ullrich told the current edition of Sport Bild magazine. "It doesn't help anyone to draw a line through the winners' list."
Ullrich, who won the Tour in 1997, finished second to Armstrong on three occasions - in 2000, 2001 and 2003 - but the German declined to stake a claim for his former rival's stripped titles.
"I only want victories that I've experienced on the bike. I don't want to win anything at the green table," he said.