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Rasmussen to announce his new team on Thursday

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The controversial Michael Rasmussen pictured at the Tre Valli Varesine

The controversial Michael Rasmussen pictured at the Tre Valli Varesine
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen
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Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen
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Embattled Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank)

Embattled Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank)
(Image credit: Makoto Ayano)

Michael Rasmussen will be captain of the Continental-ranked team Christina Watches team next year, according to reports in several Danish media.  His personal sponsor, Christina Hembo, is said to have already secured a licence for the team from the International Cycling Union.