Two years ago, Jan Ullrich had major problems. The former cyclist became violent, took drugs and even had to become psychiatric. But how is he today?
It has been quiet around Jan Ullrich lately. The old female cyclist ran into problems in 2018. At that point, during an argument, he attacked and strangled an escort. A year later he was fined for it.
“Jan is still a very difficult contemporary to learn.”
Ullrich was generally not doing well at the time. He is said to have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he was arrested. He also told the newspaper “Bild”: “The divorce with Sara (ex-wife Ullrichs, editor’s note) and the distance from my children […] cost me a lot. As a result, I did and took things that I deeply regretted. “
Meanwhile, Ullrich vowed to improve. Now an old friend spoke about the 46-year-old’s current condition. “Jan is still a very difficult contemporary to educate, but he is again doing considerably better than he was two years ago,” said former skier and vice Olympic champion Frank Wörndl of the Swiss newspaper “Blick”. “He is currently mainly in the Freiburg region,” he added.
Wörndl is a confidant of Ullrich, the two have known each other for a long time. According to his own statements, he advised the cycling legend several times when Ullrich got into trouble. However, the contact is currently slightly less intense.