What I find worst is the last paragraph of the article:
"Sergeant's testing of the waters about Ibarguren shows that progress is being made in the fight against doping in the sport. Once entities in cycling begin to see how the association with individuals related to doping activities can damage their image, as is the case here with Ibarguren, the clearer the anti-doping message will be at all levels of the sport."
No, the first sentence is wrong. Sergeant testing the waters! Progress in the wrong direction. If the author was sincere about anit-doping, they would have slammed such a suggestion No, just trying the same old routine...we are clean, he had an unfortunate rider on his team, blah, blah. Kohl, Dekker and now another dirty Spanish teams doctor. Guilty by association. It may not be fair but its true. These types of people have reputations. The writing is on the wall, especially in cycling circles. Sergeant and Lotto are trying to prey on the naivety and gullibillity of the general public who know no better in doping matters. They knew more or less what they have and are proposing of inviting into their sanctuary.
Christian Prudhomme, a sucker, knew that the DS of Saunier was hiding info about dirty team riders when they withdrew in 2008 from the TdF. He called the bluff. Given the complaining Silence have done in the past year over poor recruitment policies, this really shows the true nature of the team. Clean and gullible, or dirty and a combination of not being risk averse? I go with the later.
To Bala Verde, Cadel's response will be much in line with the teams with a small hint of his somewhat lack of approval to give the perception he is clean. Are Omege Pharma Lotto crazy? Yes to a degree. Or maybe they've caught on to something and want to continue in the winning fashion of the last month. But that is still madness.