regarding menchov i have my suspicions too . you gotta be naïve not too.
but my cautious optimism above was about the raboteam management attitude change, not the trust afforded the individual riders. i mean the corporate wigs perhaps are responding to the enormous public pressure in the netherlands. it’s the same sentiment everywhere in northern europe - the people are sick and tired of dopers.
also recall rabo was the only team that did not hesitate to release the names of their riders who were among the top (15-20) riders from the 2008 tour afld said will be retested retroactively ‘in october-november’. no other team dared naming their riders.
re the humanplasma affair.. it is not over. raboteam pr people are likely bound by the confidentiality provisions of the investigative rules. what i do know is that the austrians, since very recently, are probably only second to france when dealing with doping as a criminal matter. the op puerto scenario is very remote there. iow, we should know,eventually, if the there was any fire behind the humanplasma smoke.