I agree. I don't think they are deliberately lying. I think they are unconciously fooling themselves.Le Baroudeur said:Unsurprising, they are both selling the same line that they had to dope to compete, ergo, posturing that all being clean they would be the best rather than another couple of donkeys like Lance. The notion that anyone could win clean doesn't sit well with their egos nor does they idea they they were not victims but very much at the forefront of the doping race.
It's very covenient to buy into their PR, except they were equaly emphatic in every version of reality they tried to sell to date.
“Not for a second did I think it was going to turn out this way. The bottom line is an innocent athlete was suspended from competition. You could say it's a victory for USADA (U.S. Anti Doping Agency), but I think it's better to say it's a tragedy for all athletes. I'm innocent.”
"I wouldn't have been outside busting my **** (Monday) for six hours in the saddle to come home and hear this news. If even 1 percent of me thought it wasn't going to turn out well, I don't think I could have found the motivation to go out and train like that."
It might be too troubling for them to acknowledge that not everyone were cheaters.
As for Jens, I have no idea, but I would need more than the word of these two.
Some indication of a doping program at Gan in 1998, that all tour particapants had to be a part of would be nice.
Though I seem to remember having read somewhere that it was rumored Gan's manager Roger Legeay who tipped off the police about Willy Voets car.
So if that is true I find it difficult to believe that he himself was running a program for his team.