Jörg Jaksche is not the most popular rider in the German peloton after his doping confession. Andreas Klöden (Astana), who currently holds second place overall in the Tour de France, is annoyed with his countryman after the suspended Tinkoff rider confessed to doping according to his website andreas-kloeden.com. "It irritates me that some riders only come forward to confess to doping when they are offered a lot of money to do so, and self proclaim themselves as the rescuer of the cycling world, when they lied and deceived us all for many years," Klöden explained to Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad.
Gerolsteiner's Fabian Wegmann mirrored Klöden's sentiments in an interview with German television ARD. "It's a slap in the face," he stated. "He messed things up for years on end making money along the way. Now he talks about morals and ethics. That I can't stand."