T-Mobile - Statement: Jorge Ludwig
Team manager Ludwig: “Investigating affair” not ruling out further steps.
Jörg Ludewig in alleged doping-link from 1998
On Monday the T-Mobile Team obtained information that links pro
cyclist Jörg Ludewig to the alleged soliciting of doping substances in 1998.
"Even if Ludewig wasn’t riding for the T-Mobile Team at that time, the suspicion
alone is reason enough for us to investigate the affair,“ says team manager Olaf
The 30-year-old Jörg Ludewig, who joined the T-Mobile Team on a one year
contract in 2006, rode for the Team Bayer Worringen in 1998. During this period
he allegedly requested, in written form, banned substances, and showed a
readiness to turn to doping. The T-Mobile Team now have the relevant written
correspondence at hand. "We don’t have any direct evidence of doping and we
realise that the incident dates back eight years,“ says Christian Frommert,
director of sports communication at T-Mobile International. “However, even
evidence of the intention to use doping substances gives us reason to
investigate the facts around the affair. To what extent this will overlap with
the team’s agenda to clean up cycling remains to be seen, continues Frommert.
T-Mobile not ruling out further steps
The T-Mobile Team are in contact with Jörg Ludewig and don’t rule out
taking further steps.