Arbitrator dismisses cyclist Rasmussen’s appeal against doping banJanuary 23rd, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne, Jan 23 (DPA) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed cyclist Michael Rasmussen’s appeal against the two-year ban he received for doping from the Monegasque Cycling Federation (FMC) last June.”Consequently, Michael Rasmussen is suspended for a period of two years, starting on 26 July 2007,” said CAS in a statement Thursday.
Rasmussen was kicked out of the 2007 Tour while leading after lying about his whereabouts in connection with doping tests. He told the International Cycling Federation (UCI) that he was in Mexico when he was actually in Italy and France.
CAS found that Rasmussen had violated articles 15.3 and 15.5 of the UCI’s anti-doping rules by his actions.
The 34-year-old was subsequently fired by his Rabobank team but won damages totalling to $1 million winning a case in a Dutch court for unfair dismissal.
He was banned by the FMC as that is where he has a licence.
- Ex-world cycling champion Rasmussen gets 18-month ban - Jul 05, 2012
- Sports tribunal suspends Spanish cyclist - Feb 07, 2012
- Alberto Contador to lose his Tour de France title - Feb 06, 2012
- Tour de France winner Alberto Contador receives one-year doping ban - Jan 27, 2011
- Tour de France winner Contador suspended due to doping case - Jan 27, 2011
- Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich banned for 2 years - Feb 09, 2012
- Full text of Lance Armstrong's statement - Aug 24, 2012
- Rasmussen looks to return to cycling elite after doping ban - Jul 28, 2009
- French steeplechase runner banned for 10 years - Aug 29, 2012
- Jamaican sprinter Mullings gets lifetime ban for doping offence - Nov 22, 2011
- Contador may face formal doping probe - Nov 10, 2010
- ITF slams decision to exonerate Gasquet - Dec 18, 2009
- Tour de France champ Contador vows to fight doping charge, possible suspension - Jan 29, 2011
- American sprinter Rodgers banned for doping - Mar 02, 2012
- Tour de France dope tests 'flawed', says French anti-doping agency head - Jul 04, 2010
Tags: 1 million, 26 july, arbitration, arbitrator, court of arbitration for sport, cycling federation, damages, dutch court, fmc, international cycling, italy and france, lausanne, mexico, michael rasmussen, monegasque, rabobank, rabobank team, uci, unfair dismissal