Originally Posted by D-Queued
This is in marked contrast to Hein & Pat stating one to two percent.
The quote is also relevant to the thread on 'What constitutes proof that a cyclist/team are doping?' and the many previous threads on 'They all dope'.
Personally, I find it fascinating that a qualified authority believes that 20% did not dope. Who are they?
Certainly not Benoit or Freiere based on their recent comments.
Reread the statement
As to who they are? They are most likely the anonymous pack fillers who carry water bottles and musettes, shield and guide their team leader in the pack and disappear when the hammer is dropped in the mountains. They won't be the climbing doms or the strongmen pulling the pack for 30-40 kms at a time.
Now, with the UCI's stupid points system there is even less
space for guys like this in the pro peleton, no matter how good they are as shown by guys like Joost Posthuma no longer getting contracts. This is another UCI move that can subtly encourage riders to dope. Become strong enough to be a leader on your team or GTFO