Rasmussen meets UCI today

Michael Rasmussen will meet with the UCI to discuss his case in Aigle, Switzerland today. The Dane's lawyer yesterday received Rabobank's report on the circumstances surrounding his dismissal from the squad and ejection from the tour, which outlined that in its eyes the rider should never have been allowed to start the Grand Tour.

"This meeting has been delayed a number of times already, I would have preferred to meet with them sooner," Rasmussen told Sportwereld.be.

UCI's anti-doping director Anne Gripper, said in August that Rasmussen's story had changed completely and it looked like he had lied. "Then he will receive a new warning for his lie as to his whereabouts on top of the two that he already has. Then we can proceed to punish him according to the ruled," she said.

Rasmussen, who was spectacularly dumped from his team while leading the Tour de France, is due to respond to the Vogelzang report tomorrow. The Vogelzang committee was employed by Dutch bank Rabobank to investigate the Rasmussen affair, and was headed by Peter Vogelzang, a former chief of the Utrecht Police and head of the 2004 Dutch Olympic team.

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