Originally Posted by BroDeal
At only twenty-seven years old, is he really retiring because he is tired of living a lie? Or is it a legal tactic to lessen criminal justice problems? Or does he not think he will be able to return to a top level team after his ban is completed?
The two reasons he named in the press conference were:
1. If you break the omerta, you're not getting offers from any teams. Which says quite a lot about how the people in charge see doping;
2. As much as fans would love to think otherwise, It's currently impossible to win a major race without doping;