The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has revealed that retired former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has been found guilty of doping in relation to a blood-doping scandal.

Ullrich has been banned for two years and the decision comes three days after CAS banned another former Tour winner, Spaniard Alberto Contador, for doping.

“Given the volume, consistency and probative value of the evidence…the Panel came to the conclusion that Jan Ullrich engaged at least in blood doping in violation of Article 15.2 of the UCI (International Cycling Federation) anti-doping rules,” CAS said.