Pro cycling starts to border on the surreal. In a feature entitled "VeloNews Exclusive: Ex-cyclist levels doping charges at Rasmussen", Velonews reports that in 2002 Rasmussen supposedly tried to get a fellow cyclist to bring a cow blood based substance into Italy for him. Rasmussen allegedly told this guy the box had a pair of cycling shoes in it.
Cow blood? I'm just going to stop because I think I'm going to puke.