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Cycling: Rasmussen claims 5.6 mln euros from Rabobank

Danish rider Michael Rasmussen is claiming unfair dismissal and 5.6 million euros ($7.3 million, £4.8 million) in damages and interest from his former team Rabobank after he was sacked in 2007, a report said on Thursday. The Dutch news agency ANA said the cyclist told a tribunal in the Netherlands that team managers were "aware of doping practices" and as a result concluded that his dismissal was not justified. At a previous court hearing in 2008, Rasmussen was awarded 665,000 euros in unpaid wages but he appealed the ruling, claiming that the sum was insufficient.

Cycling: Danish cyclist Rasmussen admits to 12 years doping

Danish 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. "I used doping products and methods from 1998 until 2010," Rasmussen told a press conference, refusing to name who had collaborated with him.

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Danish 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. cbw/lp/ak13
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