People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.
My epiphany came in that police cell: I realised I was about to lose everything and it didn't bother me, not in the slightest. I'd come to hate cycling because I blamed it for the lie I was living.
The sky was falling down on me and I spent most of the time drunk. It was the only way I could handle it.
Often the best guys are just those that can suffer longer, who don't give up. And it's so easy to give up, when you're on a mountain and it's really hurting. We go through a lot physically.
There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport.