Benotti69 wrote:This is why there will be no change in the sport. So called team clean are a bunch of liars.
Brailsford would need to be living in outer mongolia not to have know what was going on. He is part of the problem.
Epicycle wrote:Lefevere was the one who used threatening tactics in an attempt to smoke out the unnamed rider on the team who talked about Quickstep doping to the Het Laatste Nieuws 5-6 years ago. He told all the riders on the team they would have to file lawsuits against the newspaper...his plan was to see which rider would hesitate, thus uncovering the snitch.
Seriously, how long have these guys been in the business? They should have known better. They should know USPS was one of the dirtiest teams in cycling. Both Barry and Leipheimer came from USPS, did Brailsford and Lefevere expect them to be squeaky clean, past and present?
Brailsford and Lefevere should shoulder some of the responsibilities for hiring them, instead of just throwing the riders under the bus.
"I do not require them to do this, I merely ask them to," (Lefevere) said to Sportwereld.be. "But whoever doesn't do it makes themselves suspicious as being the one who spoke to Het Laatste Nieuws. I can assume that no one would be so stupid as to file a complaint against themselves."
He laid this claim out more specifically, according to Sporza.be. He said that if someone does not participate, "then we will know immediately who from our team talked to them. ... The riders are also victims of these doping charges. The article endangers their future."
Sarcastic Wet Trout wrote:"I am shocked, SHOCKED I say, to find doping going on in my cycling team," says Brailsford and Lefevere in unison.