Cycling: Danish Olympic medalist Soerensen admits to doping

A professional rider from 1986 through 2002, Rolf Soerensen won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race in 1993 and the Tour of Flanders in 1997.

updated: March 19, 2013 09:52 IST
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Copenhagen: Rolf Soerensen, one of Denmark's most successful professional cyclists, admitted on Monday to using blood-boosting EPO and cortisone in the 1990s, ending more than a year of denials.

"I used EPO periodically in the 90s," Soerensen, now 47, said in a statement.

"I have also in some cases used the substance cortisone. There is no other excuse than that I did what I felt compelled to do to be an equal among peers," he added.

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