The German, who competed against Lance Armstrong, will be the primary focus of a documentary series that will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
Jan Ullrich was an important player in the sport of cycling throughout the 1990s and the 2000s. He was the winner of the Tour de France in 1997, as well as the runner-up in 1996, 2000, 2001, and 2003. The boy born in the GDR, who was talented and admired in Germany, had to suffer through the difficult early years of his cycling career. As a kid prodigy, he was expected to break the record for most victories on the Tour, but instead, he was carried away by business and scandals (he admitted to doping in 2013) throughout his career and after it. He never broke the record. According to Le Soir, the German will play a central role in a documentary that will be made available on Amazon Prime Video and consist of four episodes.
In recent times, there has been a great deal of conversation, both favorable and negative, about me. It is time for me to relate my narrative, my entire life, and how I transitioned from being a hunter to a target. I would love to take you on a tour of my life and share it with you. “With all of the turmoil, setbacks, and problems,” the former rider for the Telekom team explains in a press release that was quoted by a Belgian publication.
Throughout his entire career and long beyond, Jan Ullrich was consistently in the news (he announced his retirement in 2007). His life as a runner and as a man was riddled with obstacles such as injuries, excessive weight gain, alcohol, despair, a vehicle accident, divorce, battles, and rehabilitation. Pariah was not allowed to participate in the Tour de France’s 2017 major start in Düsseldorf because he was not welcome. In the months that followed this incident, his relatives lived in terror that he might meet the same tragic end as Marco Pantani. A mixture of glory and disappointment…
He was the amateur world champion in 1993, the Olympic champion in 2000, the world time trial champion in 1999 and 2001, and the winner of the Tour of Spain in 1999. He is still the only German to win the Tour de France and is Lance Armstrong’s major competitor (in 2018, the American visited his former opponent who was going through a very bad patch). His life, which consisted of both darkness and light, will be recounted in an anticipated documentary. The press announcement that was reported by Le Soir stated that Jan Ullrich, who is 48 years old, wanted to “confide in a thorough, honest, and exclusive documentary series.”