DM: It's difficult. I think we are getting closer to being able to say the sport is clean. The doping cases are getting fewer and fewer. Is that because they're not cheating? Or because they're not catching them? I don't know. I prefer to think the sport is in a better place now. I don't think I would be able to do what I'm doing if it wasn't. The social cost of getting caught is higher for some than it is for others. For me, there would be a line out the door of family and friends waiting to punch me. For others, there is no such stigma and it's still seen as 'part of the job'. Maybe when I retire we'll have another chat and I'll be angrier about being robbed. For the moment, I just have to play with the cards I've been dealt.
In November 1942, the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi took "seven packets of amphetamine" to beat the world hour record on the track.  In 1960, the Danish rider Knud Enemark Jensen collapsed during the 100 km team time trial at the Olympic Games in Rome and died later in hospital. The autopsy showed he had taken amphetamine and another drug, Ronicol , which dilates the blood vessels. The chairman of the Dutch cycling federation, Piet van Dijk, said of Rome that "dope – whole cartloads – [were] used in such royal quantities."