Rasmussen and Kohl face charges for lending out doping equipment

Michael Rasmussen Giro 2008

Banned former professional riders Bernhard Kohl and Michael Rasmussen allegedly bought blood doping equipment and lent it out to other riders.

The Associated Press reports today that Austrian police found a centrifuge at the home of the two riders' former manager, Stefan Matschiner. It is alleged that it was bought by Kohl and Rasmussen, and they let other riders use it.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.