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A week of doping - Rasmussen confesses

By CorVos on July 22, 2007

This week started with Dr Eufemiano Fuentes standing trial in Madrid for his involvement in Operation Puerto which is still ongoing then we heard the news about Frank Schleck's doping suspension and more recently Michael Rasmussen confessing that he had used performance enhancing drugs in his career. The list of banned substances he had used included,"EPO, growth hormone, testosterone, DHEA, insulin, IGF-1, and cortisone and did blood transfusions". Pictured above, Michael Rasmussen was leading the 2007 Tour de France, he was abruptly removed from the tour for lying about his whereabouts when he missed pre-race doping tests. He served a two-year suspension between 2007 and 2009. The Doping Commission of the NOC of Denmark now opens a doping case against Rasmussen, and the case will be raised before the independent panel (the Doping Tribunal of the NOC) when all conditions are met. Within a few days, Michael Rasmussen will receive a temporary suspension.” Rasmussen also said "When I stand up today, I will be a relieved man. I am glad that I no longer have to sit and lie to you today, as I have done for so many years. From today my cycling career is over. I want to cooperate with the Danish institutions. I know I cheated and I cheated other riders. I'll accept my punishment."
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  • jules

    that photo reminds me of someone else who could follow suit

  • ed

    was there in 2007 in the pyrenees & remember just shaking my head at those three stages