Rabobank to pay Rasmussen €700,000

The Rabobank cycling team was within its rights when it sacked Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen last summer, but should not have sacked him on the spot and must therefore pay him €700,000 compensation, a Utrecht court ruled on Wednesday.

Rasmussen was sacked in the final stages of the Tour de France for lying about his whereabouts during training sessions. He had demanded damages of €5.5m.

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