I find the whole thing pretty sad as, once again, the credibility of cycling is pretty much non-existent. Super human feats are shown to be just that, super human - it's probably completely unfair but doesn't it provide a prism through which to view Boonen's stellar Spring? And that's the point, it's tricky not to be cynical and have unfounded doubts about riders who are clean ("amazing ride, must be juicing") but get fooled once and it's those that fool you that are to blame, get fooled multiple times and you only need to look at yourself.
The sport has probably never been cleaner yet what happened 10, 15, 20 years ago is dominating the headlines.
We've heard lots of times riders declaring how they don't dope/would never dope/have too much to lose. We've had riders sign contracts. And then they test positive. Given that most of the teams are run by ex-pros (many with murky pasts themselves), I'm really struggling to genuinely believe that the sport is cleaner than previously and Wiggins dropping of the c bomb directed at anyone who had the temerity to even question his performances at the 2012 TdF is lacking in awareness - asking the question should not be welcomed but it should at least be understood why it is being asked even if must be really trying to cover the same subject time and time again. Not wanting to pick on Sky, but they didn't hire David Millar because of his previous ban but they did take on others with a past with USPS/Discovery including a former DS who has been photographed with his arm around an alleged drug mile. Where will they go with this now?
One thing that is interesting is that some riders are vilified and their careers effectively ended (Landis, Rasmussen) while others serve their bans and resume their careers (Vinokourov, 'Dirty Bertie' Contador, Basso, Valverde, the saintly David Millar) and in some cases win Grand Tours or Olympic Gold. Message loud and clear from the UCI - doping can be worth it.