Rabobank to appeal Rasmussen damages

Rabobank is to appeal a court decision that its cycling team should pay €700,000 to cyclist Michael Rasmussen for sacking him during the Tour de France in 2007, report various media.

Last month a judge in Utrecht ruled that Rabobank had been entitled to sack the Danish cyclist but should not have fired him on the spot and awarded Rasmussen damages of €700,000.
However Rabobank announced on Monday that it will challenge this decision, saying that the amount is too high.
Rasmussen, who had demanded €5.5m in compensation, is also appealing the figure, claiming it is too low.
Rasmussen was sacked in the summer of 2007 while wearing the yellow jersey in the Tour de France because he had lied about his whereabouts during training sessions.

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