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I’ve been calling for it, but I never expected it to actually happen!

From VeloNews:

Yellow jersey wearer Michael Rasmussen was sensationally kicked out of the Tour de France by his own Rabobank team, the Dutch outfit revealed on Wednesday.

Despite the contoversy stirred up by Rasmussen missing four pre-tour doping tests, the Dane had seemingly weathered the storm and had won Wednesday’s stage to all but seal overall victory.

However team officials learned Wednesday that Rasmussen lied to them over where and what he was up to during the month of June, when he was in fact in Italy and not in Mexico as he had told them.

“He broke team rules,” said a Rabobank spokesman, who said that the Dane has also been fired from the team.

“It is not even sure if the team will carry on in the race,” he added.

I’m stunned … semi-thrilled, but definitely stunned.