De Rooij to tell his side of the story

Former Team Rabobank manager Theo de Rooij will break his silence on the Michael Rasmussen affair the beginning of next month. He will appear on the Dutch TV show "Spraakmakende Zaken" on December 3 to present for the first time his side of the story. De Rooij stepped down at the beginning of August with the team's agreement.

An independent report issued earlier this month on the Rasmussen affair criticized De Rooij's handling of the case. It found that he was right to have fired the Danish rider, but should not have allowed him to start the Tour de France with outstanding whereabouts notices, and in so doing, De Rooij "endangered the reputations" of the team and its sponsor.

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