Rasmussen admits to 12 years doping
COPENHAGEN - Agence France-Presse
Rabobank Cycling team member Michael Rasmussen of Denmark rides during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race with start in Bourg d'Oisans and finish in La Toussuire, France, July 19, 2006. AP Photo/Peter DejongDanish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, who quit the 2007 Tour de France when he was wearing the race leader's yellow jersey, admitted Thursday that he had used banned drugs between 1998-2010.
Rasmussen, a renowned climber who added that he was now retiring from the sport, said he had used the blood-booster EPO, growth hormones, testosterone, insulin and cortisone, as well as receiving blood transfusions.