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Michael Rasmussen

Full name: Michael Rasmussen
Nickname(s): Kyllingen fra Tølløse
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 1, 1974 in Holbæk, Sjælland, Denmark
Affiliations: Rabobank, NED/Holbæk Cykle Ring
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling


Michael Rasmussen was a Danish cyclist who started out as a mountain biker, winning the 1999 World Championship in mountain bike cross-country. He then turned to the roads where he became a top climber in the pro peloton. Rasmussen won the mountains classification at the 2005 and 2006 Tour de France. In 2007, he led the Tour and wore yellow from stages 8 through 16. But he was controversially pulled from the Tour over doping allegations, when it turned out he had missed several random tests, probably purposefully. After a two-year suspension he returned to racing in late 2009.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Denmark DEN 22
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Denmark DEN AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
2004 Summer 30 Athina Cycling Denmark Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Cycling Denmark Final Standings 22 at 9:13.07
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