Rassmussen hasn't shown anywhere near the form of others returning from suspension and in most of his races he's been competing against less than the sports's best. I don't how much help he could offer. He seems to be in a similar rut as Landis where he's so angry at the world that it's affecting his ability to race/train effectively. One would think that a rider that was one of the elite climbers in the world would have something to show in terms of results or even evidence that they are anywhere near being in the same hemisphere of performance that they were prior to being suspended.Highlander said:Even with all his problems and the baggage that Rasmussen brings, I could see a team like Astana signing him as long as they were assured that the ASO would allow him to compete in the Tour. I realize that this is a big if, but his suspension did end in 2009, so he has been back longer than Ricco who wanted to ride in the Giro. Rasmussen could serve as the ultimate mountain domestique for Contador and really silence many critics who claim that Astana is just too weak.