Michael Rasmussen Says Bjarne Riis Aware Of Doping

COPENHAGEN, July 04, 2013 (AFP) - Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen has told anti-doping authorities Saxo-Tinkoff manager Bjarne Riis knew about widespread doping in his team, but the manager is unlikely to face disciplinary action, a newspaper wrote Thursday. Rasmussen had told anti-doping authorities that Riis had "full knowledge of the widespread use of doping substances in his cycling … [Read more...]

Michael Rasmussen Claims 5.6 Million Euros From Rabobank

THE HAGUE, March 7, 2013 (AFP) - Danish rider Michael Rasmussen is claiming unfair dismissal and 5.6 million euros ($7.3 million, £4.8 million) in damages and interest from his former team Rabobank after he was sacked in 2007, a report said on Thursday. The Dutch news agency ANA said the cyclist told a tribunal in the Netherlands that team managers were "aware of doping practices" and … [Read more...]

Danish Cyclist Michael Rasmussen Admits To Doping For 12 Years

COPENHAGEN, Jan 31, 2013 (AFP) - Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, who quit the 2007 Tour de France when he was wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, admitted Thursday that he had used banned drugs between 1998-2010. Rasmussen, a renowned climber who added that he was now retiring from the sport, said he had used the blood-booster EPO, growth hormones, testosterone, insulin and … [Read more...]

Rasmussen’s New Team Gets UCI License

COPENHAGEN - The International Cycling Union (UCI) have issued a license to the new team of former Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, who has just purged a two-year doping ban, the team owner revealed on Wednesday. Rasmussen was thrown off the 2007 Tour de France by his team, Rabobank, while wearing the leader's yellow jersey for lying about his whereabouts the previous month when he was … [Read more...]

Doping Charges Dropped Against Kohl, Rassmussen, and Hoffmann

VIENNA, June 10, 2010 (AFP) - Charges against cyclists Bernhard Kohl and Michael Rasmussen and skier Christian Hoffmann for allegedly trafficking doping products have been dropped, the court in Vienna announced on Thursday. The three men were alleged to have jointly financed the purchase of a centrifuge that they allowed other athletes to use for blood doping. But prosecutors could not … [Read more...]

Rasmussen Set To Make 2010 Return

Say It Aint So! But it seems that Michael Rasmussen has found a new home at a European team for 2010. The Danish newspaper Politiken has reported that Rasmussen confirmed that he is making a comeback. “I won’t say which team it is until everything is settled. I expect it to be before the Oct. 31 deadline set by the UCI,” Rasmussen told the Danish daily. “By February, I hope to line … [Read more...]

UCI ‘Rejects’ Rasmussen’s Stance On Anti-Doping Costs

GENEVA, July 23, 2009 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body said Thursday that it "strongly rejects" banned rider Michael Rasmussen's refusal to contribute to the costs of anti-doping procedures, shortly before a planned comeback. The International Cycling Union said that while it would not oppose Rasmussen's decision to return to competition, it believed that the Danish cyclist should stay … [Read more...]

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Judge Rules Team Rabobank Must Pay Rasmussen 1.1 Million

THE HAGUE, July 2, 2008 (AFP) - Dutch team Rabobank must pay Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen nearly 700,000 euros (1,1 million dollars) for the way it kicked him off its 2007 Tour de France team, a judge ruled Wednesday. While wearing the leader's yellow jersey, Rasmussen was thrown out the race on July 25 by Rabobank for lying about his whereabouts the previous month when he was being … [Read more...]

Tour de France Chief Convinced That The Cheats Are On Their Way Out

by Jean Montois BREST, France, July 2, 2008 (AFP) - Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme is convinced this year's race can take place without the numerous drug-tainted scandals that have left the event fighting for its credibility. The 95th edition of the world's biggest bike race begins here Saturday with Australia's Cadel Evans and Spaniard Alejandro Valverde as the … [Read more...]