I think all the cyclists then and probably now are guilty as sin about drug use but have been way smarter than the people that supposedly control it.
So why are we only blaming a few? Its become obvious that the only solution to this problem is ban cycling! Seems fairly clear they can find problems with any team/anytime.
Remember this isn't an American Sport and for once we shouldn't be blamed for it. But that's exactly what has happened. They have made so much noise about Lance they are taking worry away from their own European teams.
I'm a Lance Armstrong fan no matter if he winds up being as bad as the other guys. One thing I've always admired was his double speak. He says he's never failed a drug test and he hasn't. I realilze that's some little thing but again I think that entire league is so dirty its unfair to paint just one bad guy.
The European's desperately need the Americans and they were smart enough to realize it. They agreed there was nothing wrong with Lance's team cause they need the money from the Americans to survive. I'm thinking that the Tour d'France will now fall back into the shadows of mostly obscurity without the Americans to bring it to the forefront.
Which btw will suit me right down to the ground.