Team Garmin Confirms Rasmussen Sacking After Drugs Ban

Alex Rasmussen

ROUEN , France, July 4, 2012 (AFP) - American cycling team Garmin said they will have no option but to fire Alex Rasmussen after the Dane was handed a lengthy suspension for missing drugs tests. Rasmussen, a four-time track cycling world champion, was on Wednesday handed an 18-month ban for missing two out-of-competition doping controls and failing to give sufficient details about his … [Read more...]

Rasmussen Suspended For Missing Doping Controls

COPENHAGEN, Sept 15, 2011 (AFP) - Denmark's four-time track cycling world champion Alex Rasmussen has been suspended by his national cycling federation for missing three out-of-competition doping controls during the past 18 months. The Danish cycling federation said in a statement that the HTC-Highroad rider has been ordered to appear before a sports tribunal of the Danish sports federation … [Read more...]

Team Garmin-Cervélo adds Alex Rasmussen for 2012

Team Garmin-Cervélo today announced it has added Alex Rasmussen, 2011 winner of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, Olympic silver medallist, former Danish national road cycling champion and four-time track world champion, to its roster for 2012. "Alex is a great talent and we're very excited to bring him to our team in 2012," said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports. … [Read more...]

TD Ameritrade Philadelphia International Cycling Championship Huge Success

NEW WINNER, SAME TEAM FOR TD BANK PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP Philadelphia (June 5, 2011) – Even though the HTC-Highroad team did not send defending champion Matt Goss to the race this year, his team still proved to be the strongest as Alex Rasmussen of Denmark took over the title winning the field sprint with a finishing time of 5:59:04.6, ahead of Peter Sagan … [Read more...]

Rasmussen Pulls Through To Victory In Philadelphia

San Luis Obispo, California, 5th June 2011 - Alex Rasmussen took his first win of the season today at the TD Bank International Cycling Championship in Philadelphia. With a long sprint through the circuit finish of a 251 kilometer race, Rasmussen showed outstanding resilience after the Giro d'Italia by pulling ahead of the pre-race favorites for the win of this iconic one-day race. "With only … [Read more...]

Michael Mørkøv Headed For Victory In Berlin

After a rather disappointing Saturday night, Saxo Bank-SunGard's Michael Mørkøv and his partner, Alex Rasmussen took charge of things and moved to second overall by winning Monday night's big hunt. However, the battle between the Danish couple and home ground favorites Bartko/Kluge opened a door to the other couples who took advantage of the situation and gained a lap. Now, five couples are on … [Read more...]

HTC-Columbia Signs More Talented Young Riders For 2011

Four Time World Track Champion and talented sprinter from Denmark Alex Rasmussen will join Team HTC-Columbia in 2011 after a successful season on the track and the road in 2010. Rasmussen won his fourth Track World Title earlier in the year and went on to win two stages in Dunkirk, a stage in Ruta del Sol and GP Herning. "I decided to make the move to HTC-Columbia because I still have a lot to … [Read more...]

Alex Rasmussen Wins Two Home Races

[05.09 16:12] Team Saxo Bank Dane, Alex Rasmussen paid a home visit this weekend where he beautifully won both Saturday's and Sunday's race in Kolding and Odder, Denmark. The Danish power engine is preparing for the upcoming world championships in Australia and from next Saturday, he will participate in Tour of Britain. “It's a great feeling to come home and win two Danish races in a row but … [Read more...]

Michael Mørkøv And Alex Rasmussen Win Italian Six-Day Race

Tonight, the Danish teammates of Michael Mørkøv and Alex Rasmussen succeeded in winning the six-day race in Fironzuola, Italy after a very exciting finale that almost developed into a Nation cup on the 400 meter long outdoor concrete track. “It was a rather short final hunt over 60 laps and Guarnieri/Stam surprisingly launched an attack. The finale ended up being a nation team pursuit where … [Read more...]

Team Saxo Bank Conquered The Podium In Danish TT

[24.06 22:01] Friday night, Team Saxo Bank's Michael Mørkøv, André Steensen, Frank Høj, Chris Anker Sørensen, Jakob Fuglsang and Alex Rasmussen participated in the Danish national time trial championships. A battle against time on a hilly course over 40 kilometers where defending champion, Lars Bak (Team Columbia) was the obvious favorite to claim another win in the most demanding discipline … [Read more...]