Because he hides behind the "SOL" where they can't touch him(I don't think). I have ZERO respect for Indurain/Merckx/ and a few others. Indurain is a cheater, and from here on in, will ALWAYS be considered a cheater by many.
Now you can go back to your job as Liestrong intern.
Being sued by the federal government, insurance companies, and sponsors
Paid off the UCI to cover up positives
Tried to payoff USADA to get them to end their investigation
Got politicians to put USADA under attack for investigating him
Forced people out of their professions if they talked about doping
Told teammates that they would be kicked off the team if they didn't dope
Used a cancer awareness foundation for personal profit
Being investigated for criminal activity in Spain
Cheated other athletes out of careers in pro-cycling by doping
There really isn't anyone else in cycling to even compare him to. Doping is really the least of his offenses.