Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich was punished by a court for assaulting an escort.

The 45-year-old was accused of strangling the woman in a hotel room in Frankfurt last August.

He was fined € 7,200 (£ 6,547). The former cyclist is now convicted. Ullrich has apologized to the woman, who said she has no interest in further prosecution.

The court did not name Ullrich, but the German news agency DPA said it was. The police said at the time of the incident that he had quarreled with an „escort lady“ and „physically attacked and injured her.“

Ullrich was under the influence of drinks and drugs at the time of the incident.

He is the only German cyclist who has won the Tour de France. Ullrich also won a gold medal in road racing and a silver medal in the time trial at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

In 2013, he admitted doping after being banned by the sports regulatory authorities for two years.