“I have to say congratulations to the authorities who have done this,” said Evans, in an interview with the Financial Review, referring to the USADA case into Lance Armstrong which saw him stripped of his seven Tour de France victories.
“If someone is thinking they can take drugs as a sports person, they are going to be very scared of this whole affair because 15 years after they have won their race and passed their drug test they know it is possible they can be uncovered.”
The 35 year old is also supportive of the investigation into Cycling Australia citing the phrase 'where there is smoke there is fire.'
“I give a lot more credibility to someone who gets investigated and cleared than someone who isn’t investigated at all,” he says.
However Evans is critical of the treatment of some of the riders who have admitted to doping, such as the sacking of Matt White from his roles at Cycling Australia and Orica-GreenEdge.
“I don’t know if condemning those who come and tell the truth is a good thing as it doesn’t encourage anyone else to come out and tell the truth.”