MICHAEL RASMUSSEN

  • Rasmussen admits to 12 years of doping January 31, 2013

    Copenhagen: Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen admitted on Thursday to more than a decade of doping after making a tellall deal with antidoping authorities. The 38yearold Rasmussen said in a televised news conference that he took performanceenhancing drugs between 1998 and 2010, both before and after he served a suspension for...
  • Rasmussen returns to competitive cycling August 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Michael Rasmussen returned to competition for the first time since being expelled from the Tour de France, riding in a street race in Denmark on Monday in front of thousands of cheering supporters. Around 20,000 spectators attended the Tour de Charlottenlund and applauded Rasmussen with some wearing tshirts that...
  • Rasmussen sacked, out of Tour de France July 26, 2007

    Col d'Aubisque (France): Tour de France overall leader Michael Rasmussen was sacked by his team Rabobank on Wednesday. The Dane will not start Thursday's 17th stage of the race after his team said the rider had lied about his training whereabouts in June. "He has violated the team's rules," a Rabobank spokesman...
  • Vinokourov wins stage 15 of Tour de France July 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov has won the 196 kilometer stage 15 of the Tour de France on Monday The 33yearold Kazakh saw off the challenge from Kim Kirchen of TMobile and Spaniard Haimar Zubeldia who finished second and third for his second victory of the year. They both trailed Vinokourov...
  • Boonen wins 12th stage of Tour de France July 21, 2007

    Castres (France): Tom Boonen of Belgium sprinted to his second stage victory in this year's Tour de France in the 12th leg on Friday, when Michael Rasmussen retained his overall lead despite being kicked off the Danish national team for violating drugtesting rules. Boonen, who wears the green jersey as the...
  • Tour's yellow jersey remains with Rasmussen July 19, 2007

    Marseille: Halfway through the Tour de France, no compelling newcomer has broken through, no favourite has emerged and doping allegations have surfaced yet again. Cedric Vasseur became the first French rider to win a stage this year, but his victory and the Tour were overshadowed by the announcement of the doping...
  • Rasmussen leads Tour de France after 9th stage July 18, 2007

    Tallard (France): Michael Rasmussen wore the race leader's yellow jersey as he led the peleton out of the mountains and back on the flat roads for Wednesday's 10th stage of the Tour de France the midpoint of the race. Stage 10 is a 229.5kilometer (142.6mile) flat route from Tallard to...