Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has been boasting that his girlfriend is happy that he sleeps with other women.
The 44-year-old, the only German cyclist to have won the Tour de France, said his partner accepts infidelity because she understands that he is "a young man who needs sex".
Ullrich is currently on bail pending an investigation into attempted murder, after he allegedly assaulted a prostitute in Frankfurt.
Open relationship: Ullrich, left, says his girlfriend, Elizabeth Napoles, is happy that he is unfaithful because he understands that he needs sex & # 39; while you are traveling.
In an interview after his arrest, he says that Elizabeth Napoles, whom he started dating this year after meeting in Mallorca, has given him permission to cheat.
"I'm just a young man and I need sex," he told RTL.
"And if I'm on the road for four weeks, then I can pass that on to other women before I sweat, which is not possible anyway."
It occurs only two weeks after his arrest in a luxury hotel in Frankfurt after an argument with a prostitute.
The 31-year-old victim claims that he physically assaulted her, choking her until her vision went black.
Ullrich is currently on bail pending an investigation into attempted involuntary manslaughter, after he allegedly assaulted a prostitute in Frankfurt
Ullrich, who separated from his wife Sara last year due to his long battle against alcohol and drugs, was in Frankfurt to receive treatment for substance abuse.
The 44-year-old former cyclist was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he was arrested, a police spokesman said.
A few days before, he had been arrested in Mallorca for "entrance and violent threats" to his neighbor, German actor and film director Til Schweiger.
Schweiger, best known to the international public as Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, told German media that the couple used to be around.
Schweiger told Bild that Ullrich had almost become a member of the family, but when his wife left him he started taking amphetamines: he would only sleep for two hours.
"I would start drinking beer at 6 o'clock in the morning and kept it that way until night." He also told me he had a prescription for cocaine.
Ullrich was interrogated by a judge, and later released and given a restraining order, a court spokeswoman said.
The former cyclist and winner of the Olympic gold medal, photographed on the podium of the Tour de France in 1997, announced the doping in 2013
The former cyclist is known to be the only German to win the Tour de France in 1997, and he also won the Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000.
But then he became embroiled in doping allegations and excluded from the Tour de France in 2006 for his links to the Operation Puerto scandal that focused on Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, who gave blood transfusions to improve the performance of the best cyclists.
Finally he came out clean in 2013 about his doping past.
In 2014, he injured two people in a car accident in Switzerland and was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.
He was sentenced three years later and sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Swiss court.
Ullrich was able to convert that into a suspended sentence of four years plus a fine of 10,000 euros.
His addiction led him to separate from his wife Sara at the end of 2017, and he said that since then he moved with his three children to the Allgaeu region in southern Germany.
Ullrich has a 15-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with Gaby Weiss.
Going to rehabilitation had been a condition for him to see his children again.