Rasmussen comments on CAS decision

Michael Rasmussen lost his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday...

Michael Rasmussen lost his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday regarding his two-year suspension for missing out-of-competition doping controls prior to the 2007 Tour de France.

"Now I just have to move on," Rasmussen said, according Danish news agency Ritzau. "This case hasn't been in my favor, and of course I don't feel very well treated. But there's nothing else to do than just look forward and move on."

"Now I know exactly when I can race again and that makes it a little easier to plan the next six months of training," continued Rasmussen. "Until about 24 hours ago I still had a little hope that I would be able to get back earlier. Of course I'm disappointed with CAS' decision, but it doesn't change my ambitions to get back to racing on the highest level again."

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