- Apr 13, 2010
Not my colleagues - his.Dr. Maserati said:But he did admit he started doping in 98, which was very early in his MTB career. So not sure what your colleagues are saying that contradicts that.
You call it throwing people under the bus - what part of a full frank admission does not include naming others?
And that's the problem - it's not a full, frank admission. It's a deliberated admission picking and choosing which parts it makes sense to reveal and which not to.
With a guy like Floyd or a guy like Tyler I don't feel there's anything held back, anything hidden. On the contrary I very much feel that way about Rasmussen which means I have far less trust in what he says.
People often say motivation is irrelevant if you're talking the truth, however, motivation is often a key factor as to whether you're talking the full, un-embellished truth or not. Rasmussen simply has too many money and career motivations going on currently and combined with quite clearly holding certain things back about his own beginnings it's most definitely hurting his credibility. That's why I compared him to LA - anyone with half a brain can see LA didn't really admit to anything material.
It looks very much to me that MR's admissions are designed around fending for himself himself. Officially he - and his team - wants to clean up cycling. Those two things are not the same.
If he wants to clean up cycling, then why isn't he honest about when he started doping? Because it would become clear he never was that talented to begin with and he never, genuinely, tested to have the best power/weight ratio of any Danish rider (as he claims).
His mentions of other riders both in court and elsewhere sounds far more - to me at least - like him trying to paint the picture of him being a "normal doper/rider" than it's about cleaning up.
All he's saying might be correct and true, however, I don't trust it. And far less than anything that's come from Floyd and Tyler...