sashimono said:JV comes out in NY Times. Its called vanity. He admits to nothing specific and just paints himself as a pathetic victim in an attempt to cull sympathy. In reality, he has profited a lot more than most from his doping. He came here to call attention to himself.
If accepted unconditionally, it sets up a bad precedent essentially turning anti-doping into a marketing cause like the Clean Coal Coalition... Just admit it after the statute of limitations runs out and all is forgiven. Meanwhile the peloton is 'never tested positive' clean and riders will still be faced with a deep and wide culture of doping.
Let's talk losers for a minute. Losers are the guys that made it to that level then walked away because of the doping. JV stole something very valuable from those guys.
At his level, it's a business and he's very good at it. His success didn't happen being honest and fair. While I applaud the public effort to be clean, what's in the next act of contrition 10 years from now?