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Successful comeback: Jan Ullrich’s Tour de France is fully booked despite 25,000 euros per person

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Jan Ullrich’s Tour de France sold out despite 25,000 euros per person

Back on the bike: Jan Ullrich rides up Mont Ventoux

Back on the bike: Jan Ullrich rides up Mont Ventoux

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In September, Jan Ullrich gets back in the saddle. The 48-year-old is cycling through Provence for four days. The highlight is Mont Ventoux. Fans who will accompany him had to dig deep into their pockets for this.

VA quarter of a century ago, the sentence would have sounded like an advertisement for a vacancy at Team Telekom: “Enjoy the beautiful routes and sections of the Tour de France and conquer the summit of Mont Ventoux together with Jan.”

In the 90s, Jan Ullrich was one of the big stars of cycling and became a folk hero with his victory in the Tour de France exactly 25 years ago. The Bonn cycling team became a kind of national team.

His greatest triumph: In 1997, Jan Ullrich wore the yellow jersey on the 10th stage to Arcalis

His greatest triumph: In 1997, Jan Ullrich wore the yellow jersey on the 10th stage to Arcalis

Source: pa/Augenklick/Roth

The tempting offer, however, dates from 2022. It was formulated by Ullrich’s longtime friend Dirk Baldinger. The 50-year-old was German amateur champion on the road in 1994 and took part in the “Big Loop” twice himself.

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Together with Ullrich, Baldinger has now organized a tour that is intended to help his friend, who has stumbled in life, get back on his feet financially and is based on his greatest triumph. The “Jan Ullrich Re:Tour22” means a step back to normality for the tour winner, who crashed after economic and health escapades.

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With Ullrich for 25,000 euros through Provence

Over the course of four days, Ullrich drives through Provence in the footsteps of the Tour de France and offers fans to accompany him. “As this is a cycling event, experience is required, but we expect a wide range of skills,” Baldinger said. The highlight of the trip, which takes place in September, will be the ascent to the legendary 1,900 meter summit of Mont Ventoux.

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Like the 48-year-old, the mountain has lost none of its radiance and fascination. In any case, the demand was so great that the tour was quickly booked out. And that despite the price of 25,000 euros per person. As benefits, the fellow travelers receive five nights in a superior hotel, food and bicycles.

Like on a motorbike: Jan Ullrich in 1997 on the way to the legendary Alpe d'Huez ski station

Like on a motorbike: Jan Ullrich in 1997 on the way to the legendary Alpe d’Huez ski station

Quelle: Getty Images/Mike Powell

However, Ullrich’s tour is still significantly cheaper than the offer that Lance Armstrong made to his fans a few years ago. The German’s big rival had offered a comparable cycle tour on Mallorca and asked for around 35,000 euros.

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