After the end of the Tour de France, rumors about doping scandals immediately appeared. Many believe that the Jumbo-Visma cyclists were under doping. One of them, Christophe Laporte, denied such allegations. “I know that some people don’t believe in our performance.
In recent days, there has been a lot of criticism, it’s always the same, the rider who wins the Tour, no one ever believes it.
Cycling is struggling to wash its image, it’s unfortunate."
- he said for eurosport. Laporte is furious with the individuals who made the ugly comments. He believes that individuals cannot see some other things. “I hear what people say about me: ‘Laporte, he was not advancing, and now he is winning the Tour'
“Even those who follow cycling don’t try to understand.
"Realising that a team with such a budget, with riders of this level, and an organisation around which the level of requirements is 100 per cent explains a lot things”.
Jonas Vingegaard speaks about doping: We’re totally clean
Jonas Vingegaard also denied such rumors and emphasized that none of them used illegal substances. "We’re totally clean. Everyone of us. I can say that to everyone of you.
No one of us is taking anything illegal.
I think why we’re so good is the preparation that we do.
We take altitude camps to the next step. We do everything with material, food, and training. The team is the best within this. That’s why you have to trust”.
Van Aert is especially furious with cycling fans who keep talking about them. Their team had strong preparations, they were focused on progress, and therefore it should not be surprising where such success came from. “I don’t even want to answer this question, it’s such a s*** question.
"It comes back every time after somebody is winning in the Tour."