Kilometre 0 – Ten years after
Ten years ago, when the Tour de France arrived in Pau, Michael Rasmussen had a secure grip on the yellow jersey and looked set to win the race.
But he had been caught giving false information to the anti-doping authorities about his whereabouts. The questions intensified and after winning on the Col d'Aubisque he was withdrawn from the race by his Rabobank team and sponsor.
In 2010, Rasmussen admitted using banned drugs for 12 years and in all that time he did not fail a test. As he sees it, an administrative failure cost him a Tour de France title.
In this episode of Kilometre 0 we talk to Rasmussen about the 2007 Tour de France and how he feels about it now.
Kilometre 0 is supported by Nederburg Wines.