"Jan Ullrich – The Hunted": Amazon Prime shoots a series about cycling stars


"Jan Ullrich - The Hunted"
Amazon Prime is shooting a series about cycling stars

Jan Ullrich is the first and so far only German Tour de France winner.

Jan Ullrich is the first and so far only German Tour de France winner.

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Amazon Prime has announced a new documentary series about Jan Ullrich. In it, the ex-cycling professional will speak personally about his path.

25 years ago, the native of Rostock won Jan Ullrich (48) as the first and so far only German in the most famous and probably most important road bike race in the world. Amazon Prime Video is now dedicating a four-part documentary to the Tour de France winner, which will be available on the streaming service in 2023. According to the announcement, this takes "an exclusive and critical look at the career, the successes and also the crashes of the exceptional athlete".

Jan Ullrich: "How I went from being a hunter to being hunted"

After experiencing a great enthusiasm for cycling in Germany in the late 90s around his Tour de France-Sieg in 1997, Ullrich hit the headlines with allegations of doping, excess alcohol and criminal offences. In the documentary, Ullrich now wants to talk personally about his path. To do this, the viewer travels to the most important places in his career, from his early days to his great triumph in Paris, and also to the places with which he associates less pleasant moments.

"There's been a lot of news about me lately, good and bad. Now it's time for me to tell my story, the whole story of how I got on Hunter became the hunted," explains Ullrich in a statement. He wants to take the audience on a journey through his life - "with all the turbulence, setbacks and challenges". The producer of the documentary series is Jochen Köstler, Executive Producer Jan Klophaus and the director Sebastian Dehnhart.

Amazon Prime has already announced two more documentaries. The 90-minute documentary "Apache stays the same" about the rap star Apache 207 (24) starts on September 23rd. In the spring of 2023, the six-part "All or Nothing" docuseries can be seen, which accompanies the national soccer team to the World Cup in Qatar.

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