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Jaksche hoping for comeback

"I'm glad I confessed. I don't have to lie to anyone any more," Jörg Jaksche said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper "I want to help cycling change."

Jaksche confessed earlier this month to having used banned substances and blood doping. He hopes to ride in the peloton again in the 2008 season, and is looking for a reduced suspension because of his confession. He intends to provide prosecutors and investigators with information about those who deal in doping products, but won't name other athletes, "who are always the weakest link."

The German called for a basic change in cycling, saying that "doping is long established and passed on from generation to generation." He said that doping in the 1990s was not seen as fraud, since everyone did it. "Jan Ullrich is right in saying that he didn't defraud anyone. He didn't, except maybe for the three percent who were clean."

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