I think Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen are still there no? I think cycling has a long, long, long tradition of substance abuse. I think the limited length of cycling careers and the subsequent employment of riders as DS's or commentators or publicity workers means that the historical attitudes do not disappear when people stop cycling.
I think that any pro rider should be able to answer questions about the sport and its doping problems without resorting to insults and abuse.
Wiggins missed the perfect opportunity to say
'Look, I know cycling has a dirty history, we are actively trying to show that you can be competitive and successful without doping, and I would like to be judged as a clean athlete.'
Instead, he called people c***s.
Naive, immature and a massive wasted opportunity.
If I was a journalist, I'd be asking Dave Brailsford about Brian Holm and Rolf Aldag, and be looking at Wiggins when he was at Cofidis...