I guess the men in black story had something to it after all. Leading the Tour means nothing to the Danish National Team. You toe the line, or you stay home.
Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen has been axed from the Danish national team and told he will not take part in either the world championships or the Olympics following a drugs-testing row, it was announced on Thursday.
The director of the Danish Cycling Union (DCU) Jesper Worre told DR1 television station that Rasmussen had received a number of warnings about failing to inform doping authorities of his whereabouts during training.
“We consider this case with great seriousness, and the executive of the DCU decided that Michael will no longer be part of the national team and he was informed of this on June 26,” said Worre.
“The DCU is not saying that Michael tested positive. But there are question marks over his behavior and attitude.”
And then you have the whole “training in Mexico” thing:
The early morning tests Tuesday came a day after Rasmussen faced questions from journalists about his training regimen, which takes him for long periods to the mountains of Mexico, far from areas where many other cyclists train and, presumably, far from where medical inspectors spend most of their time.
A donde el pharmacia?by