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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright 2001 AFP
Reigning Olympic champion and 1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich’s pre-season campaign has hit a bump after a briefcase containing his training plans for this year was stolen.
The case was swiped from the German cyclist’s trainer, Peter Becker, in Majorca, Spain. Papers detailing Ullrich’s training plans for 2001, as well as a gold watch were in the briefcase.
“I only hope that the program doesn’t fall into the hands of the opposition. I don’t care about anything else in the case,” Ullrich said.