Former Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen told anti-doping authorities the Danish Olympic team was doping at the 2004 Olympics, a newspaper reported Monday.
As a child I was fascinated by sport heroes. There was baseball’s Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron; track and field’s Wilma Rudolph; soccer’s Pele; swimming’s Mark Spitz and the incomparable all-round athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Other athletes also held the mantle high. But today, from U.S. baseball to international biking -- and even tennis -- greed, dishonor and arrogance are the new credo.
Alberto Contador of Spain played it safe Sunday and rolled to the 2007 Tour de France championship.
Alberto Contador of Spain will wear the yellow jersey in Sunday's Tour de France finale, though American Levi Leipheimer took the 19th stage Saturday.
Daniele Bennati claimed the Tour de France's 17th stage Thursday and Alberto Contador took over as the overall leader in cycling's most prestigious event.
Denmark's Michael Rasmussen Wednesday was sent home because of a doping allegation, after winning Stage 16 of the Tour de France earlier in the day.
Michael Rasmussen extended his overall Tour de France lead to 3 minutes, 10 seconds by winning Wednesday's five-climb stage in the Pyrenees.
Alexandre Vinokourov, who won two stages of the Tour de France, was accused of doping Tuesday and his team has withdrawn from the remainder of the race.
Alexander Vinokourov Monday captured his second Tour de France stage victory in four days but Michael Rasmussen remained the overall race leader.
Michael Rasmussen of Denmark came in a close second in Sunday's 14th stage of the Tour de France, retaining the yellow jersey as the overall leader.
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