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Rasmussen and Rabobank can't settle

Rasmussen did some non-UCI events last year but hopes to be back to the big races soon

Rasmussen did some non-UCI events last year but hopes to be back to the big races soon (Image credit: AFP)

Sunday was the deadline for Rabobank and Michael Rasmussen to settle their differences, following the Dutch team throwing out the Danish rider of its team during last year's Tour de France. According to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, the two parties were not able to reach an agreement and quoted Rasmussen's lawyer, Karoly Nemeth, as saying that "Rabobank made a financial offer that is unrealistic and unacceptable. It was way below what we expected. The offer was very, very, very far away from an acceptable amount for us."

Rabobank claimed that that wasn't the case.

The next step will be court procedures, which will likely mean that Rasmussen's plans to race by the end of May or early June are unlikely to pan out.

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