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You waited 8 years to have your moment and to establish your legacy and your career goes down the drain like this?

El Pais has alleged that Jan Ullrich, Roberto Heras, Oscar Sevilla, Joseba Beloki, Santiago Botero, Santi Pérez, Tyler Hamilton, Quique Gutierrez and Angel Edo are all mentioned in the 500 page report that will be delivered to the Spanish Secretary of State for Sport, Jaime Lissavetsky. In addition, De Telegraaf mentions that Rabobank riders Denis Menchov and Juan-Antonio Flecha are on the list, and other sources have mentioned Ivan Basso and Francisco Mancebo. All the riders questioned by journalists so far have denied any involvement in the affair.taken from cyclingnews.com

He is in the report? So surely to print his name they have more than just circumstantial evidence against Ullrich and the others.
 

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exactly. I actually suspect that nobody will force anyone to stop racing - paperwork and decision-making is usually quite slow in these matters. However, we might see some voluntary "drop-outs" (which will look like an admission of guilt). I sitll think most favorites will be there.

However, how well can you race while all you are thinking about is this doping scandal?
In some ways it will be interesting to see who can handle the pressure.
 

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You waited 8 years to have your moment and to establish your legacy and your career goes down the drain like this?

El Pais has alleged that Jan Ullrich, Roberto Heras, Oscar Sevilla, Joseba Beloki, Santiago Botero, Santi Pérez, Tyler Hamilton, Quique Gutierrez and Angel Edo are all mentioned in the 500 page report that will be delivered to the Spanish Secretary of State for Sport, Jaime Lissavetsky. In addition, De Telegraaf mentions that Rabobank riders Denis Menchov and Juan-Antonio Flecha are on the list, and other sources have mentioned Ivan Basso and Francisco Mancebo. All the riders questioned by journalists so far have denied any involvement in the affair.taken from cyclingnews.com

He is in the report? So surely to print his name they have more than just circumstantial evidence against Ullrich and the others.
Last I knew, his career wasn't in the crapper just yet.

If you remember correctly, there was a certain article and book that came out last year before le Tour started that accused Armstrong of just about every doping infraction under the sun. It appears that this didn't do anything to asauge his career did it? Same could be said at this point in time about Ullrich, Basso, and just about anyone else named in that report. This all hasn't been flushed out as of yet. So we'll see.

As for Jan establishing his legacy, he did that a long time ago already. 1 Tour win, lots of podium places, a world championship, Olympic gold, Olympic silver, and so on and so forth. He doesn't need another Tour win to cinch down his legacy, although it would be pretty sweet, and will be sweet when he stands atop the podium in Paris in a few weeks.
 
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