You have to put it in perspective. There’s doping in every sport, and cycling is one of the hardest sports in the world. American football? Come on. It’s the nature of the beast of professional sports. If someone wants to not watch the Tour because of the doping scandals, that’s their prerogative, but you can’t go watch another sport. They all have their scandals.
ON THE GREEN SPRINTER'S JERSY
Mark Cavendish has ruled the sprints, and I expect him to win again on the Champs-Élysées. He really saves up to win that stage. When he’s on, no one can beat him.
ON THE YELLOW JERSEY
Andy Schleck is going to pull through. I know how bad he wants it. After losing it to Contador last year, he will not give it up again this year. He’s a nice guy, but you can see how much he wants to win.