Danish cycling Olympic medallist admits to doping
Copenhagen: Danish cyclist Rolf Soerensen has admitted, that he had used ‘blood-boosting EPO’ and ‘Cortisone’ in the 1990s.
Sorensen won a silver medal in the road race at the 1996 Olympic Games but admitted on Monday that he had used performance enhancing drugs during this time.
"I used EPO periodically in the 90s," said the 47-year-old Soerensen in a statement.
"I have also in some cases used the substance Cortisone. There is no other excuse than I did what I felt compelled to do to be an equal among peers," he added.
Soerensen, who won two stages of the Tour de France in 1994 and 1996, refused to identify other riders.
"There will not be any names here. No allegations against other named individuals. It`s not my style," he said.
"The only thing I will say is that I, as we all know today, was not alone in it."
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