Michael Rasmussen Tour de France 2007 yellow jersey

Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, announced during a press conference this morning that Michael Rasmussen is clear to carry on riding in the race despite being dropped from his Danish national squad for failure to supply information on his whereabouts and missing dope controls in June.

Race leader Rasmussen became the focus of reports after the Danish Cycling Federation (DCU) announced yesterday that he would not be selected for its national team for either the 2007 World Championships in September or next year's Beijing Olympics. Rasmussen blamed the lack of communication regarding his whereabouts on postal delays.

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