They'll be thinking Froome was never caught (he almost got busted, almost) so they'll be imagining they're fairly safe.It will crack sooner or later. It always does at some point. A big conspiracy simply cannot last. Someone talks sooner or later, some journalist or podcast or whatever starts to dig. It's just inevitable. It's probably not going to be pretty though.
People like myself are going to be curious.
But we've been here before in cycling & it's a sport which doesn't get the support from above (the political classes, mainly) which others do like in football.
Festina 1998 didn't happen in a vacuum, no, it happened because Marie-George Buffet (sports minister at the time) made it a personal crusade to bring the whole house of cards down. Of course once again the ambient hypocrisy (i.e. footballers from Juventus winning the world cup with France when they themselves were involved in a dope scandal in Italy) should be mentioned, but cycling goes through a boom bust cycle where everything looks "safe" for the clinical experts in the peloton & then kaboom, someone gets busted & the entire drama kicks off again.
We haven't had a big bust in a long time. I mean ***, other than Froome getting cleared we also had Lizzie Deignan aka recent winner of the women's Paris-Roubaix miss 3 dope tests in 2016 & even she was obviously cleared of wrongdoing: Lizzie Armitstead cleared for Rio Olympics after UK Anti-Doping charge for missed tests | Cycling Weekly
Huge "shush" on that front as well by most media outlets. Once upon a time Michael Rasmussen literally contemplated suicide after getting kicked out of the 2007 Tour by his team for a similar offense. And I think it's all this hypocrisy, double standards & 'unfairness' in the treatment of dopers over the ages & cyclists in general which probably only further fuels the motivation of teams like UAE to go big & bold.