Michael Rasmussen has stated that he will react to the Vogelzang committee's report into the circumstances surrounding his withdrawal from the 2007 Tour de France and subsequent contract termination on Wednesday. The committee concluded on Monday that Rabobank should never have allowed the Dane to contest the Tour and that the team director's decision to remove him from the race was justified.
"I want time to read the report myself and to discuss it in detail with my lawyer and manager," Rasmussen told AD.nl.
That his reaction will come on Wednesday has yet another reason behind it. Rasmussen is scheduled to be in Switzerland on Tuesday, where he will meet with UCI officials to discuss the happenings at the Tour. "That discussion has unfortunately been set back a number of times," noted Rasmussen. "I would have liked to talk to the UCI much earlier about my case."
Rasmussen was fired by his Rabobank ProTour team during the 2007 Tour having lied about his whereabouts in the lead up to the event.