Moncoutié: Clean riders couldn't compete for Grand Tours in Lance Armstrong era

David Moncoutié insists he rode clean during an era in which doping was prevalent (Image credit: Susi Goetze)

In the aftermath of the first part of the ESPN documentary, LANCE, documenting the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong, the polemic over the levels of doping among his peers continues. 

Who took what and when, during more than one generation of riders, most of whom never tested positive, remains largely a game of speculation. But while many depict the Armstrong era as almost wholly tainted by performance enhancement — "doping was inevitable," Armstrong’s manager Johan Bruyneel said earlier this spring — a few voices from the peloton of that time have been raised in protest. 

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