One-time Tour de France leader Rasmussen denies doping

Updated: July 30, 2007, 10:48 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Michael Rasmussen said Sunday he has never used performance-enhancing drugs and that he would not rule out competing in next year's Tour de France.

Rasmussen, who held the yellow jersey at the Tour before being kicked out by his own team under a cloud of doping suspicions, told Danish broadcaster TV2 he has always raced clean.

"I have never used doping," the 33-year-old Dane told the station. "But it is as if the yellow jersey is easiest to ...

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