- I am embarrassed by what has happened. I felt a little like a victim of the time, but it was still my choice to do it.
the Recognition comes from Nicki Sørensen and trades on a doping abuse early in his career, as he in 2015, admitted to Anti-Doping.
In a studieudsendelse of TV2 in connection with the program of the Tour de ja-vu, he reflected for the first time of the abuse, the environment at the time and his motivations.
Nicki Sørensen, who four times was the Danish champion and, in 2009, drove solo in the 12. stage of the Tour de France, tells that he as a young rider experienced a ’general culture of doping’. It came from the planning and development focusing in 1998 to about 2004'.
his Career culminated 16. July 2009, when Nicki Sørensen was etapevinder in the Tour de France. Photo: (Laurent Rebours/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
As a young CSC rider, he experienced that this was how you did, if you would achieve something great in the field.
I got to know from professional cyclists, that that was how it worked. It was the only way. So I took the difficult choice to jump on the wagon, sounds from a honest Nicki Sørensen in the TV2 studio.
Nicki Sørensen in red takes a turn along with German Jan Ullrich in 2002. At the time, was the field in the following team steeped in doping. Photo: Thomas Sjørup
in his career, he experienced a change in attitude to doping in the sport and decided to stop his abuse, and he drove in his own words as a pure athlete forward to retirement as a 39-year-old in 2014.
Anti Doping Denmark as mentioned in its report with Nicki Sørensen's concessions in 2015, but earlier on, Michael Rasmussen, both written in his book and explained over to Anti Doping Denmark, Nicki Sørensen and he even doped up on CSC Tiscali, which is also where Michael Rasmussen raced in 2002.
He has also described how Nicki Sørensen at the OLYMPICS in 2004 doped with Cortisone.
- It is not the way forward, says the day of the doping from the sports director Sorensen. Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Ritzau Scanpix
today is Nicki Sørensen sports director and performance coach for the World Tour team Israel Start-Up Nation, who has Danish Mads Würtz Schmidt on the team.
And he is with that one can question his role in the sport, when he will advise young riders. In connection with the doping, he is however ready in the least opposite TV2:
- It is not the way forward, reads the announcement.
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Nicki Sørensen is embarrassed about his doping abuse early in his career, he tells now. Photo: Claus Bonnerup