Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rasmussen out

I just got word that the Danish Tour de France leader Michael Rasmussen is out of the Tour as well. Removed by his own team, Rabobank.

". . . the team has learnt that Rasmussen lied to them over where and what he was up to during the month of June when he was in fact in Italy and not in Mexico as he had told them. . . . His departure leaves young Spaniard Alberto Contador in the lead with Australian Cadel Evans in second."

The significance of this is that such a deception would make Rasmussen unavailable for out-of-competition drug testing (as described by Bobby Julich).

This puts Contador in the yellow jersey tomorrow for Discovery, Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez in the white youth jersey for Barloworld (and ninth overall), and no more than 142 riders starting the stage, with 47 DNFs (24.8%) to date. Here is a provisional active rider list, which still does not reflect changes in the Rabobank roster.

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What a frigging mess. It just gets worse and worse and worse. And this is coming from someone who absolutely loves watching the Tour each day looks forward to the beginning of July each year.
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