Pevenage said that after the Festina case in 1998, many teams got afraid and stopped using EPO because the danger of getting caught was too high.
Pevenage claims that Ullrich rode clean after 1998 but in 2001, they caved in to the temptation of doping once again because, as Pevenage said, Ullrich's main rival Armstrong was clearly still using doping.
Here's where I think Pevenage is being dumb: he says that in a way, "we all" (them and other teams) are a victim of Armstrong because he "forced us back into doping."
--> This to me, is
If Ullrich took doping, it was their decision so their wrong-doing.
I used to be a fan of Ullrich too but I think that those 7 years should remain without an official winner.