Jörg Paffrath - Jörg Paffrath

Jörg Paffrath (born January 4, 1967 in Cologne ) is a former professional cyclist who started a doping scandal in Germany in 1997 when he confessed to doping. [1]

Life and Sports Career

As an amateur, he started for the PSV Köln club. [2] His greatest sporting achievements was the victory in the Tour of Bavaria in 1990. Paffrath was in June 1996 at the German Championships tested positive and received a lock of 6 months. In the same year he ended his career. In 1997, Paffrath publicly admitted that he had been doping with a total of 24 different drugs for four years. [3] In 1998, Paffrath received a lifelong ban from the Association of German Cyclists , which it justified with the damage to image caused by Paffrath's statement. [4]A request for mercy made by Paffrath in 2001 was rejected without justification, another, submitted in 2003, ultimately led to the suspension being lifted. [5]

Paffrath later worked as a building cleaner . [1]





Individual evidence

  1. a b Rolf Kunkel: Cyclists die healthy . In: Die Zeit , No. 29/2000
  2. Rad Sport Kontakt GmbH (Ed.): Rad – Bundesliga 1993 . Frankfurt am Main 1993, p. 33.
  3. Like a dog on a chain . In: Der Spiegel . No. 25, 1997 (online).
  4. : "Lifelong" for Jörg Paffrath . radsportnews.net, April 6, 1998 ( Memento from October 30, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  5. ^ BDR pardons Jörg Paffrath radsport-news.com, May 2, 2003