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02.07.2008/Danish climber Michael Rasmussen was banned for two years by the Cycling Federation of Monaco yesterday. Rasmussen was send home by the Rabobank team after stage 16 of last years Tour de France. Later the Dane admitted that he lied about his whereabouts of June 2007.

© Heinz Zwicky
Tour de France 2007: Michael Rasmussen won at the Aubisque ( Heinz Zwicky)

Michael Rasmussen was taken out of the 2007 Tour de France after the Danish climber won stage 16. Rasmussen was leading the overall and short before winning the French stage race but he and his Dutch Rabobank team came under pressure after claims that the Dane lied about his whereabouts were made in several media. Rabobank sacked Rasmussen and the UCI demanded an investigation after the former mountainbiker admitted that he did lie about his whereabouts.

Yesterday the Cycling Federation of Monaco announced their verdict. Rasmussen is suspended for 2 years, starting from July 2007.

Later today the court of Utrecht (Netherlands) will announce its verdict in the case between Rabobank and Rasmussen. Rasmussen claims Rabobank did know about his true whereabouts and sued the Dutch team for 5.5 million euro compensation.

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