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Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen expected to confess to doping at news conference

Former Rabobank and Christina Watches rider, Michael Rasmussen, right, accompanied by team owner, Christina Hembo, left, leaves a press conference in Herning, Denmark, Thursday Jan. 31. 2013. In the latest doping scandal to hit the sport of cycling since Lance Armstrong's confession earlier this month, Danish rider Michael Rasmussen admitted on Thursday that he took performance-enhancing drugs for more than a decade. Rasmussen said he took everything from testosterone and growth hormones to blood transfusions from 1998-2010 in an effort to boost his performance. The 38-year-old Dane said he would quit the sport immediately and cooperate with anti-doping agencies. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Claus Bonnerup) DENMARK OUT

COPENHAGEN - Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen is expected to confess that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Rasmussen says he will hold a news conference Thursday at 8 a.m. EST.

Danish sports site sporten.dk says the 38-year-old Rasmussen will come clean about "extensive doping" during his career.

Rasmussen led the 2007 Tour de France until he was kicked off for lying about his whereabouts when he missed pre-race doping tests.

He later admitted that he had lied and was banned from cycling for two years, but has so far insisted he didn't break any rules and never tested positive for any drugs.

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