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Pedersen, Lilholt confess to cortisone use

Following Jesper Skibby's confessions of doping in his recent autobiography, fellow Danes Per Pedersen and Søren Lilholt have admitted to using substances that were subsequently added to the banned list. "I got resources which appeared later on the doping list of the doctor," Lilholt told Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. "Those resources had then not been prohibited," he added.

During his six years as a professional, Lilholt won stages in Paris Nice, the Tour of Luxembourg and the Tour of Britain. He also claimed victory in the Belgian one-day race E3 Prijs Harelbeke.

Pedersen, who raced the Tour de France on four occasions and worked for Team CSC as a directeur sportif alongside Bjarne Riis in 2001, also confessed to taking substances that are now prohibited. "It concerned cortisone," he said. "I can in all honesty say that if it was still legal today I would probably decide to still use it."

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