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Old 07-19-07, 02:15 PM   #1
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Rasmussen Dropped From Team!?!?!

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TOUR DE FRANCE LEADER MICHAEL RASMUSSEN HAS BEEN DROPPED FROM DA

TOUR DE FRANCE LEADER MICHAEL RASMUSSEN HAS BEEN DROPPED FROM
DANISH NATIONAL TEAM - DANISH CYCLING UNION

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Old 07-19-07, 02:49 PM   #2
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BC-CYCLING/RASMUSSEN
Cycling-Rasmussen dropped from Danish cycling team
COPENHAGEN, July 19 (Reuters) - Tour de France leader
Michael Rasmussen has been dropped from the Danish national
team after receiving several warnings from the UCI and
anti-doping authorities, the Danish Cycling Union (DCU) said on
Thursday.
In a statement on its Web site, the DCU did not say what
the warnings were for. But Danish public television station DR
said Rasmussen received them for failing to inform anti-doping
authorities of his whereabouts when training.



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Old 07-19-07, 02:55 PM   #3
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Here's a link to the story on BBC news.
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Old 07-19-07, 02:57 PM   #4
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something smells fishy here....
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Ahhhhh so he is only dropped from the Danish National Team...
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Dropped because he tried to avoid UCI surprise drug testing by leaving them in the dark as to his whereabouts when training.

Not good news.
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That's a shame, especially since Chicken was looking forward to riding for his national team.
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I dont blame him. Test him when he races. This following them around when they train is BS anyways.
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didn't he say the yellow jersey was like dope. Maybe there is something in the jersey.
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That's a shame, especially since Chicken was looking forward to riding for his national team.
He can auction off on eBay his Colnago mountain bike that he was planning on riding in the 2008 Olympics.
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I dont blame him. Test him when he races. This following them around when they train is BS anyways.
Well, I actually think riders should be tested during training camps and the off season, but enough of this men in black crap.
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Testing should be done year-round to have a hope in hell to be effective. If you deny that you are either an idiot or a hypocrite.
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Dropped because he tried to avoid UCI surprise drug testing by leaving them in the dark as to his whereabouts when training.
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Put this way, it sounds better:

"Michael Rasmussen, the current leader of the Tour de France, has been kicked off the Danish national cycling team because of repeated failures to give the sportís antidoping officials the required notice of his whereabouts while training, the Danish Cycling Union said Thursday."
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When reading this I imagined the men in black arriving at the training camp and Michael and his team are out training. Upon finding out they're going to be a few hours the MIB go to the local pub to have some lunch and a drink. One drink becomes two, becomes 3 and then 4 and before they know it they're hammered on the UCI credit card.

They're due back the next day so the arrive back at the office hung over and have to make up some story about Rasmussen being elusive.

Its all a conspiracy i tell ya.
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I dont blame him. Test him when he races. This following them around when they train is BS anyways.
You really have no idea how doping works, or the limits of the tests.
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In retribution against the Danish UCI, Rasmussen won't race in the Tour of Denmark.
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Apparently he likes to skip down to Mexico to train.
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Apparently he likes to skip down to Mexico to train.
...and there's plenty of other things you can get in Mexico other than tequila and cheap hookers.
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Apparently he likes to skip down to Mexico to train.
I'm not ready to call it a conspiracy, especially since his wife is Mexican.
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Testing should be done year-round to have a hope in hell to be effective. If you deny that you are either an idiot or a hypocrite.
Thank You for pointing this out to the more ignorant on this board. Well either ignorant or completely comfortable with doping in the peleton. A lot of time, these people are like the Romans at the Colliseum:

"Entertain Us Dammit"

Only what they do not realize is that the less dope, the more entertaining.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/20/sp...tml?ref=sports

Here is a link to the NY Times
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To be fair, Rasmussen has commented on the situation. According to him, he received two reprimands, one last spring from Anti-Doping Danmark and one in june from both Anti-Doping Danmark and the UCI, for not informing the authorities of his whereabouts. In both instances, he claims, he sent the paperwork but it wasn't received in time, and that part of the blame lies with the Italian post.

He also said that he was tested twice out of competition, in addition to the competition controls. He says that such harsh penalties for what he claims are administrative errors are unfair, but doesn't know what else to do.

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To be fair, Rasmussen has commented on the situation. According to him, he received two reprimands, one last spring from Anti-Doping Danmark and one in june from both Anti-Doping Danmark and the UCI, for not informing the authorities of his whereabouts. In both instances, he claims, he sent the paperwork but it wasn't received in time, and that part of the blame lies with the Italian post.

He also said that he was tested twice out of competition, in addition to the competition controls. He says that such harsh penalties for what he claims is administrative errors are unfair, but doesn't know what else to do.
Look - I have a feeling that Rasmussan was not exactly trying to make sure he was contacting them. I mean, a phone call? E-mail? We are in 2007, not 1907,


I want to beleive Rasmussan, if only because the sport does not need another debacle.
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Look - I have a feeling that Rasmussan was not exactly trying to make sure he was contacting them. I mean, a phone call? E-mail? We are in 2007, not 1907,


I want to beleive Rasmussan, if only because the sport does not need another debacle.
I'm not taking sides, just reporting what he said.

Obviously, the riders know that the onus is on them.
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