By Hernan Alvarez
Instead of talking about the race he is competing in, Denis Menchov (Rabobank) spoke instead about the latest doping confessions after winning Volta a Catalunya stage 5 in Arcalis (Andorra) expressing frustration with doping being at the center of the world's attention on cycling.
"With the image that we (riders) have nowadays and the damage suffered in these last two years, these new confessions are a very hard blow for us," said Menchov. "One must go on but we are all very disappointed because we are working and these things don't help."
Menchov says that he feels a lack of unity within cycling at any level has exacerbated the problem and it will take a committent from inside the sport to get through to a time when cycling becomes about racing again. "We cannot be united and I don't know why. Not at the highest level - in the UCI - or in the teams or among us riders," he said.