The higher you fly, the harder you fall

By Hedwig Kröner in Paris

Finally, a blond Dane stepped into Richard Virenque's footsteps: Michael Rasmussen, the former mountain bike World Champion, will take his polka-dot jersey home to the Northern European, dead flat country of Denmark on Monday. He will certainly be remembered for his great performance at this Tour de France, not only winning the mountains competition, but also taking a stage victory.

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