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    Rasmussen

    Is he back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    Is he back?
    According to Danish media, he'll have his contract worked out by week's end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedaleur View Post
    According to Danish media, he'll have his contract worked out by week's end.
    Aye, thanks. Would be interesting to see if Skeletor could perform on the highest level again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    Aye, thanks. Would be interesting to see if Skeletor could perform on the highest level again.
    The quote went something like "I was the best in the world when I left. I'm obviously not that now, but I'm going to try to be."

    -- don't quote me directly, I can't find the article now, for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedaleur View Post
    The quote went something like "I was the best in the world when I left. I'm obviously not that now, but I'm going to try to be."

    -- don't quote me directly, I can't find the article now, for some reason.
    Strange how some riders simply fade after a few years off, despite not being That old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clausen View Post
    ASO already has heralded the music in anticipation of his triumphant return.

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    Can Rasmussen go head to head with Contador on the mountains?

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    Why do you call him skeletor? Bak-Bak

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    Quote Originally Posted by jecjec81 View Post
    Can Rasmussen go head to head with Contador on the mountains?
    He had no problem with him last time they met. But 2 years out of competition you never know.

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    He wasn't banned because of EPO/performance enhancement drugs right?

    I keep getting reminded of Landis and how badly he has flopped upon his return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    He wasn't banned because of EPO/performance enhancement drugs right?

    I keep getting reminded of Landis and how badly he has flopped upon his return.

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    Rasmussen was the center of controversy while wearing the yellow jersey in the 2007 Tour de France, when it was announced that he had been suspended from the Danish national cycling team at UCI World Championships and Olympic Games following missed doping controls.[9] Rasmussen failed to report his whereabouts for a three-week training session in Mexico and was unavailable for testing during that period; for that he received a recorded warning from the UCI.

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    Alleged doping in 2002

    According to a multiply-sourced VeloNews[13] article published on 20 July 2007, mountain bike racer Whitney Richards accused Rasmussen of trying to get him to transport a box, which Rasmussen had told Richards contained his favourite cycling shoes, to his training base in Italy in early 2002. The box turned out to contain packets of Hemopure, a bovine-hemoglobin-based blood substitute which is not currently approved for human use outside South Africa and did not become commercially available there until January 2006, and which might potentially have been used in a doping program. At the time there was no screening test for Hemopure; it is, however, banned by the WADA. Richards said he destroyed the Hemopure, at which Rasmussen is said to have grown angry and said to Richards "Have you any idea how much that **** cost?"[14]

    A second journalist[15] confirmed that Richards had related the same story to him over two years ago, off the record, and claims that the incident is the one described in the epilogue of journalist David Walsh's recent book From Lance to Landis. Rasmussen had declined to comment on the story, saying only, "I cannot confirm any of that."
    Not someone I'd want on my team...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jecjec81 View Post
    Can Rasmussen go head to head with Contador on the mountains?
    Yes, but his hiatus will have been better spent showing a TT bike who's boss.

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    I cringe whenever I hear that a pro road cyclist used to be a mountain biker. I just assume that every mountain biker is a committed doper. Perhaps, I'm unfair...but it is what I think.

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    I watched that 2005 TT the other day...man was that painful to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monosierra View Post
    Strange how some riders simply fade after a few years off, despite not being That old.
    it happens alot. these guys have a career year and everyone gets excited and then they fade back into the bunch. as far as guys returning from two-year suspensions i can't think of many who've performed anywhere near their previous level....maybe virenque. i'm sure there are others ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunSwingsLow View Post
    I watched that 2005 TT the other day...man was that painful to watch.
    Nah. It was glorious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourpuss Magee View Post
    I cringe whenever I hear that a pro road cyclist used to be a mountain biker. I just assume that every mountain biker is a committed doper. Perhaps, I'm unfair...but it is what I think.
    I don't think you will find to many people who will accuse Cadel of being a doper, despite the fact that he was a mountain biker prior to turning to road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvingdavid View Post
    I don't think you will find to many people who will accuse Cadel of being a doper, despite the fact that he was a mountain biker prior to turning to road.
    not to his face anyway or he'd cut your head off .

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    Quote Originally Posted by starvingdavid View Post
    I don't think you will find to many people who will accuse Cadel of being a doper, despite the fact that he was a mountain biker prior to turning to road.
    So was Floyd and look what happened to him. IMHO I think he just had one hell of a bad day and then one hell of a great day.
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