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Rabobank director resigns 10 days after ousting Rasmussen

Updated: August 3, 2007, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- The general director of the Rabobank cycling team resigned Friday, 10 days after he dismissed Michael Rasmussen from the squad while he was leading the Tour de France.

Theo de Rooij has "decided to step down, in consultation with the Rabobank," the team said in a statement.

De Rooij dismissed the Danish cyclist while he was leading in the final stages of the Tour for allegedly lying about his whereabouts to evade doping tests. Rasmussen, who has ...

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