I found this quote interesting:
I think they are being pushed into a corner now. Maybe they are still microdosing. But I think they are at the point…if you have been winning races left, right and centre during the late nineties and the 2000’s, during what I would term as the EPO era, and you are still winning… It is going to be difficult for those guys to remain at the top level without being caught.
And this is obviously where the bio passport comes into effect over time. It must be difficult for those riders, having won races. A lot of riders have gone completely off the scale. When you have guys who have come back and they are just not as good as they were…
The language he uses here is quite vague, possibly deliberately. 'guys who have come back' from what? Doping suspensions? I can only assume he is talking about Basso, Millar, etc. But if so, he's suggesting that they're clean now, if they're not as good as they were.
But the first comments are also interesting - do you think he's suggesting that everyone who won lots of races in the early 2000s doped? He seems to be saying that if that's the case, those riders are probably still feeling the pressure to dope more than the current riders, so that would include Armstrong, Valverde, etc.
Anyway, he seems to be saying 2 things: 1. Those who doped and were caught are now clean(er), 2. The former winners of the peloton who have not been caught are still feeling immense pressure to dope.