Link: www.carlossastre.com/sastre_en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1264&Itemid=55In response to questions from the press, the winner of the 2008 Tour considered that “there is too much speculation” every time there are news about potential doping cases amongst sportspeople, and that "is not good for anyone", as people should wait to hear "the final ruling given by the responsible organisations".
With regard to “Operación Galgo” (Operation Greyhound), Sastre said that “if someone is doing something strange, it's logical that they are judged and penalised because it doesn't benefit anyone" and he complained that these possible cases in other types of sports ultimately “affect cyclists more than they should". “There are always people interested in talking about things before or after a ruling has been given, but there is just too much speculation", he said.
Sastre added that he would like it "if there wasn't the choice to speak about this type of things" and that they were "set further apart from the sport", insisting on the fact that “there are organisations responsible for making decisions on these cases and that’s who should resolve them".
This is similar to the blather Evans spewed recently and was talked about here.
Evans trades saddle for fence on LA investigation
Poll: Who is lying? Evans or Landis?
The ideal for these guys would be that nobody ever gets caught and they do whatever they want. But the doping is so rampant and blatant that somebody has to "get caught" once in a while, just to make it look like they're doing something and tougher on doping than any other sport.
So what's the next best thing? Just what Sastre wants: Nobody says anything about doping except maybe when the "organization responsible" decide someone is in violation.
Now, try to imagine that you are Sastre and that, except for a few dopers, the peloton is mostly clean. Would you say something like this? To what end?
Does anyone else think the UCI is putting them up to this? Shall we have a poll guessing who will be next to make such a statement?