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Bjarne Riis admits doping

Former Tour de France champion Bjarne Riis of Denmark admitted on Friday to having used performance-enhancing drugs.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Copenhagen
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2007 01:54 PM IST

Former Tour de France champion Bjarne Riis of Denmark admitted on Friday to having used performance-enhancing drugs during his career as a cyclist.

"I have taken doping, I have taken EPO," the 1996 Tour winner told a news conference. "I purchased it myself and I took it myself. It was a part of every day life as a rider."

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