For 13 seasons i have been riding the route of the Tour De France and daily have contact with the riders, each of them know my views on "doping"(www.parrabuddy.blogspot.com) !
I would demand 4 year home detention for first offence with the possibility of reduction where the culprit makes written admission of guilt naming sources of supply and guidance.
On return to racing they will have to enter a team two levels lower so that their earning capacity is reduced and their "rest/holiday" does not affect the results of the racing level that they had been competing in before the exclusion. They will undoubtedly win some races but their competition will also benefit as they will have to try harder to succeed and thus will benefit from the publicity that acrues!
Lance is a target for all, there is no doubt that the worm (flandis ) is attempting to benefit from the propoganda and innuendo he is serving up! There are those who enjoy attacking "tall poppies" and there are those who build careers by tarnishing others!
Saint or Sinner we will all be diminished by this enquiry involving Lance brought on by a person who has time and again told us the public that he has cheated us and benefited from this behaviour!
The worm has written books and collected monies from unsuspecting fans and by now All must doubt his credibility, he states he has not a shred of evidence but we should believe him any way, see blog www.TourDaFarce.blogspot.com for an item i picked up recently!
Those who choose to put faith in the worm once again are living in cloud cuccoo land and will believe that the moon is made of cheeze!
Have ridden with flandis on rest days in various Grand Tours and he had little to say for himself certainly to me, some team owners have learnt to their cost that he is not reliable and until there is a body of evidence from other unbiased sources then the investigators should keep an open mind on all and any allegations made to them.
Career building is slow and tedious but is easily destroyed by the malicious
Lance has always used "UCI approved medications " as have other racers and this comprehensive list is freely available. When i suffered "pulmonary embulisums " last year after the TDF i had a cocktail of medications for several weeks, how these interreacted with each other i cannot say but the "UCI & WADA doctors" would know !