1 Feb 2013

Dane admits to 12 years of doping

10:03 am on 1 February 2013

The Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen has admitted to more than a decade of doping after making a tell-all deal with anti-doping authorities.

38-year-old Rasmussen said in a televised news conference that he took performance-enhancing drugs between 1998 and 2010, both before and after he served a suspension for evading doping controls.

In a deal with Danish, American and Dutch anti-doping authorities and the world anti-doping agency, Rasmussen agreed to confess everything about his experiences with doping, including naming other guilty riders.

He also announced he's quitting cycling immediately.