Jan Ullrich used EPO in 1998 Tour de France

Jul 25, 2013, 01:44 IST | AFP

Italian Marco Pantani and Germany's Jan Ullrich both used the banned blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO) during the 1998 Tour de France, a French parliamentary commission report has said.

Pantani, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2004, won the controversial race, with Ullrich taking second place.

The report identified a host of other riders who had cheated with EPO, including top sprinters Erik Zabel of Germany and Italian Mario Cipollini. 

Jan Ullrich
Jan Ullrich

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