Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich held for ‘prostitute assault’

File picture of German cyclist Jan Ullrich leaving court in Weinfelden after his involvement in a three-car crash in 2015 Image copyright AFP

Tour de France-successful cyclist Jan Ullrich has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt.

“he’s in police custody,” a police spokesman informed AFP news agency, including that the German national “was underneath the influence of alcohol and medicine”.

The 44-year-antique received the race in 1997.

He was additionally arrested the previous Friday in Majorca after reportedly jumping over a neighbour’s fence. Mr Ullrich stated he used to be only looking to check with his neighbour.

In an interview with German magazine Bild, he mentioned he had been in “deep despair” considering separating from his spouse.

He said he was once receiving treatment for issues of drugs and alcohol.

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