Michael Rasmussen Tour de France 2007 yellow jersey

An independent inquiry has said that Michael Rasmussen?s lying about his whereabouts was sufficient grounds for his former team, Rabobank, to expel him from the Tour.

The inquiry rules that Rasmussen?s defence - that he lied, saying he was in Mexico, rather than Italy, for personal reasons - was not ?credible?.

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