UCI wants Rasmussen punished

The UCI sent a request on Friday to the Monaco Cycling Federation requesting that it open...

The UCI sent a request on Friday to the Monaco Cycling Federation requesting that it open disciplinary proceedings against Dane Michael Rasmussen, who holds his license there, for violations for the UCI's anti-doping rules. The sport's governing body hopes to see a two-year ban imposed on the rider for violations of its whereabouts rules.

Rasmussen was kicked out of the 2007 Tour de France while wearing the leader's jersey when it was revealed that he had filed false whereabouts information to the UCI on at least one occasion. While the rider claimed he did so for personal reasons and not to evade the doping controls, the UCI's statement said it "believes that Michael Rasmussen violated Rules 15.3 and 15.5 by evading controls in a premeditated manner and preventing controls being undertaken."

(For the history on the case, see Rasmussen's deceit in detail.)

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