I really don't understand why people are in denial. There is always been doping. One way or another. Do they get hurt emotionally? are the invested in the sport? do they work for the UCI? I don't understand.
Who is in denial? Maybe that you and others who have been claiming there is widespread doping for a decade with no real evidence are the ones in denial. You can't face that your opinions may be wrong.
I was watching cycling in the early 90s.EPO wasn't a secret. It was its effects that weren't understood. So what is it now? I see the likes of you grasping at ketones, motors and asthma meds.
You have invested so much into your narrative as you believe it shows how smarter you are than regular fans that you can't admit that the person you being conned is you, by yourself.
(No idea about Pogacar. Maybe he's doping., but the first time or saw him I thought that he was unlike anyone I'd seen in 35 years of watching this sport)