Written by Claus Heinrich at. 26:07:07, 10:35
As a Dane, I have been following Tour de France intense, and yesterdays big news - M. Rasmussen suspended from Rabobank, and pulled out of the Tour de France while he was in the yellow jersey and stood to win the whole race.
I have been watching Le Tour de France for the last 15+ years with great joy, but this scenario has just grown over my head.
The Press have been on a witchhunt and finally they brought him down to his knees - Not that he has been testet positive for any doping, but rather some lose fact about he had been spotted in Italy while he claims to have been in Mexico. A word vs word case, but Rasmussen have already been accused, judged and executed by Rabobank..
I trust Michael Rasmussen until I see some crystal clear evidense against him, and feel the whole suspension case here was made as a panic attack from the leaders on the Rabobank team. They have made so many misjudgements and this is just the topping on the cake.
I really hope Michael Rasmussen will get the strength to fight back and reclaim some of his trust. I know many of his fans wont judge him before some clear evidence is put forward.
The riders from Tour de France who have been caught in doping have rightfully been removed from the race and I can 100% understand that. But this is just rumor based and is breaking a great man! A fucked world tbh.