Kittel came out and did an interview within a week of the TV programme revealing the UV treatment. http://www.zeit.de/sport/2012-02/interview-kittel-doping-erfurt/seite-1Benotti69 said:I am happy he called out some big names.
But i am not happy that he was manipulating his blood to gain advantage.
Some of what he said, quite candid on a number of points;
"I went to him because I was sick, had the flu or a sore throat, not because I wanted to improve my performance. I trusted him. Do you not do this if you go to the doctor? I asked him if it was doping. He has denied that. I was only 18 years old.
"I guess I was too naive, maybe had too little self-confidence to contradict an authority. As an athlete, of course you have a responsibility that I had not yet lived. Today I say: If I had simply not done! [I didn't feel an effect] nor did I feel healthier faster.
"Last year, the World Cycling Federation established a 'No Needle Policy'. I think that's good. Franke's therapy always felt weird.
"Yes, the cycling has serious problems - even if has improved a lot since Fuentes, as many older colleagues say. It is also clear there will always be cheaters. I have nothing to hide, I want to be transparent. I feel obliged [to] the anti-doping fight."