Jens Heppner

Germany Tour 1999

Jens Heppner ( born December 23, 1964 in Gera ) is a former German cyclist and sports director. He lives in the German-speaking community Calamine in Belgium.


Heppner, who in 1974 started at the BSG Gera electronics with the cycling and then competed for the SG bismuth Gera, ran from 1992 to 2002 for Team Telekom. During this time he participated several times in the Grand Tours Tour de France and Giro d' Italia. So he finished the 1992 10th place in the overall standings of the Tour de France and was also the team at the Tour victory of Jan Ullrich in 1997. Since 2003 he was the team Wiesenhof under contract. On 24 August 2005 he drove his final race, which he won just ahead of his former teammate Jan Ullrich in the sprint in Jena. In the race almost the entire German cycling elite was present.

Jens Heppner was up to the dissolution of the team in late October 2007 sports director of the team Wiesenhof - Felt. He also worked as a cycling expert at sports broadcaster Euro Sport and commented there, among other things, the Tour de France. The transmitter has based its waiver of the services Heppner at the 2007 Tour with the fact that one can not assume by virtue of his former membership in involved in a doping scandal Team Telekom that Heppner occur at ease and could offer his knowledge on doping as an expert.

From 2009 to 2013, Jens Heppner sports director at Team NetApp.

On 24 July 2013, the Anti- Doping Commission of the French Senate published the results of a retrospective study of doping samples from the year 1998. This was demonstrated in a Dopinprobe Heppners EPO. Since it is in the investigations to scientific analysis and no cross-checking is possible, these results have no legal consequences sport. Heppner was released end of July 2013 as a result of the publication of the French hiss doping investigation from July 2013 from his duties as sports director at Team NetApp Endura " mutual agreement " with the team management.

Success (selection)

  • Junior World Champion road quad 1982
  • A stage and Hesse Appreciation Tour 1987
  • Sachsen-Tour 1987
  • DDR - road champion in 1990
  • 10 General Classification Tour de France in 1992
  • Third Amstel Gold Race 1993
  • German Senior Champion 1994
  • A stage and General Classification Tour de Limousin 1994
  • A stage and finished second overall Regio - Tour 1996
  • A stage in 1998 Tour de France
  • Germany Tour 1999
  • Rund um Köln 1999
  • A stage Germany Tour 2000
  • 10 days Maglia Rosa Giro d' Italia 2002


1997 Heppner got as part of his team to the Media and Television Award Bambi awarded.