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Ullrich will face questioning in Italy later this month

Telekom’s Jan Ullrich is facing questioning by Florence magistrate Luigi Bocciolini in his inquiry into the raid by anti-doping police on June 6 at San Remo during the Giro d'Italia, European wire services reported Friday. In all 20 non-Italian riders will be questioned but former Tour de France winner Ullrich is by far the biggest name among them. It is expected that he will be quizzed by Bocciolini some time after the World Cycling championships in Lisbon - the road race is on October 14. Ullrich, who participated in the Tour of Lucca that ended on Friday, was visited on Wednesday

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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright AFP2001

Telekom’s Jan Ullrich is facing questioning by Florence magistrate Luigi Bocciolini in his inquiry into the raid by anti-doping police on June 6 at San Remo during the Giro d’Italia, European wire services reported Friday.

In all 20 non-Italian riders will be questioned but former Tour de France winner Ullrich is by far the biggest name among them. It is expected that he will be quizzed by Bocciolini some time after the World Cycling championships in Lisbon – the road race is on October 14.

Ullrich, who participated in the Tour of Lucca that ended on Friday, was visited on Wednesday night by police who are inquiring into illegal substances seized during the raid.

Ullrich’s team boss Rudy Pevenage played down the visit saying there was no new evidence.

“It was just a routine formality,” said Pevenage in remarks reported in Gazzetta dello Sport. “The documents handed over to us will be given to our lawyer to prepare a defense.”

Telekom have engaged an Italian lawyer to defend the German. In all 86 people are under investigation following the spectacular police raid, which involved searches of the hotel rooms of each rider and team staff personnel participating in this year’s Giro.

Copyright AFP2001