Michael Rasmussen Signs Contract with CSC Tiscali

Beginning this week, the 27-year-old former mountain bike World Champ has signed a contract with the team. The contract is to last for one year.

Bjarne Riis:

”I believe Michael can progress to become a very significant mountain rider. Michael is a pure mountain climber, a rare species in Denmark – and in bicycling in general. His is picked out to support Tyler Hamilton in this year’s Giro d’Italia, and I’m confident that he will solve this assignment in the best possible way. I’m very happy that the contract with Michael is now in place.”

Riding as a stagiaire since the end of September, Michael Rasmussen has made some impressive performances on the hillsides of the demanding Italian races, GP Prato and Giro dell’ Emilia. He came extremely well out of the World Championships in Lisbon, and passed the finishing line in the first group.