Michael Rasmussen admits to 12 years of doping

Michael Rasmussen Tour de France 2007 yellow jersey

The confessions continue. Dane Michael Rasmussen is the latest rider to come clean about their past doping. Rasmussen admitted on Thursday to 12 years of doping between 1998 and 2010, which includes the 2007 Tour de France from which he was ejected for lying about his whereabouts.

The former Rabobank rider admitted using a range of banned substances and techniques to improve his performance, including EPO, cortisone, hormones and blood transfusions. He has announced that he is retiring from professional cycling.

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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.