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Riis removed from Denmark's sports hall of fame

Updated: May 31, 2007, 9:01 PM ET
Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Denmark has removed retired cyclist Bjarne Riis from its sports hall of fame after he admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his 1996 Tour de France victory.

"We consider his effort as being fraud," Else Trangbaek, head of the committee in charge of the hall, told Danish radio Thursday. "On that basis, one cannot be part of the list."

Riis, the sole Dane to have won the French cycling classic, said last week that he used EPO from 1993 ...

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