Jens Voigt is sick and tired of his doping colleagues. "I am fed up with this. They make our life difficult and complicated. Through their obvious stupidity, they risk the existence of the teams, including soigneurs, mechanics, bus drivers and so on."
Writing on Sport1.de, he said that "These people go home now and hide behind their attorneys. But I stand here on the front line. I have to answer all the questions and talk about doping. And I don't have anything to do with it.
"The sit-in strike before the start was great," he said sarcastically. "It just happened to have been organized by Moreni's team. That was really a good one!"
Voigt added, though, that the demonstration could have been more successful, if it had been better planned. "I only found out about it two minutes before the start. We weren't told what we were demonstrating for or against, and how long it should last."
"We can only hope that the sponsors won't all drop out, and instead will say, 'Let's go through these hard times together.'"
The CSC rider opposed suggestions that the Tour be ended early. "That would mean that the good guys have given up and the bad guys have won. I don't want that. That would be the wrong signal."