however, i can also see why people don't really trust him when he's talking about other cyclists. there's absolutely no doubt he can be suspected of having an agenda when he says that most of the others also doped.
It would make more sense if he were a rider such as Sinkewitz - middle of the pack domestique - and not a rider who stood on the TdF podium. Kind of like the "I'm a great rider, but the rest of the pelaton is doping so I an relegated to unfair obscurity, and denied my rightful fame...
" crap we have heard before. Instead Kohl's admission and accusations ring truer because of his accomplishments.
After having my heart broken (figuratively) by the likes of Millar, Hamilton, Basso, and Landis, I've too much cynicism regarding the hidden underbelly of cycling. They all employ performance enhancing methods and technologies (PEMT), some of those methods and technologies are mere curiosities, some borderline ethically and legally, some across the line but undetectable because of measured usage, and some flat out lock 'em up doping 'crimes' such as Tyler's and Vino's.
In this years Giro, I think Di Luca doped his way in front of doped Pellazotti, but lost to a PEMT aided Menchov. And PEMT aided Basso, Leipheimer, Armstrong and Sastre were clearly not as strong as Menchov. Additionally, until the UCI, all the major race organizations, and the sponsors decide to shine sunlight upon that shaved and salved underbelly, I'm OK with it. I'll still root for Levi, and pretend that he isn't as... modified as those he races against, but if it turns out that he has been injecting irradiated gazelle clone blood, I'll just a quickly write him off as I did Roberto Heras.
As bigboat said elsewhere, what we are enjoying is mere entertainment. Gone are the days where we saw Lee Majors as the manufactured hero Steve Austin, six million dollar man. Or Lance the miraculous phoenix-on-a-bicycle arisen from certain cancer death. He and everyone else are mere modern day Icarus' - try to fly to far away from the bounds of mortality, you will face an awful long and painful fall. And unlike the halcyon days of ancient Greece, this time, there will be a raucous crowd cheering the plummet.