Agence France-PresseMarch 18, 2013 18:31
Rolf Soerensen, one of Denmark's most successful professional cyclists, admitted Monday to using blood-boosting EPO and cortisone in the 1990s, ending more than a year of denials.
"I used EPO periodically in the 90s," Soerensen, now 47, said in a statement.
"I have also in some cases used the substance cortisone. There is no other excuse than that I did what I felt compelled to do to be an equal among peers," he added.
Sorensen, who won two stages of the Tour de France in 1994 and 1996, refused to identify other riders who used performance-enhancing drugs.