VN: What about the status of the Astana riders who were cleared of implication in Operación Puerto by the court in Madrid, and those from Communidad Valencia?
RG: I am not so sure they (are cleared). Just because the court says this doesn't meant the UCI says so. In the case of Allan Davis, for example, we got a letter from the court sent to us from Neil Stephens (an Astana director). He sent it to the UCI and CA (Cycling Australia) saying the court would not be prosecuting Allan Davis. Our answer to CA was: "Okay, we accept that, but we are not interested in what the courts say. We are doing our investigation and whatever comes out, comes out."
We would like to think he is okay. And I hope he is. But the UCI will ride this all the way through. We will not back off and will pay the price. The price we hope we pay is to clean the sport for guys like the Michael Rogers, the Cadel Evans and Stuart O'Gradys who have to sit there and watch what is going on and pay the price for these other monkeys."