Andrew Talansky was the first Americain rider to win Critérium du Dauphiné since Lance Armstrong, then stripped of his results achieved between August 1998 and the end of his career. Has the US people renewed their confidence in the country’s riders since the fall of the former seven time winner of the Tour de France ? The question remains, he says, even though he insists he was on the same side as those fans who felt cheated by all this story: he believed it before discovering the truth and had to disown his idol. « We have the same experience as the American fans », he states on behalf of a whole generation of riders who have not experienced the US Postal or Discovery Channel period and are now part of new teams such as Cannondale-Garmin.

Today, Andrew Talansky’s main concern about fight against doping is to know if fans are aware of the efforts made: « I think they can see that and they can understand ». He explains that Cannondale-Garmin’s commitment to MPCC – which is very faithful because lasting for almost 8 years – was part of an overall process established by the general manager Jonathan Vaughters from the very beginning of the team. He hopes that « maybe down the roads, in a few years » UCI may « model their own rules a little closer » to MPCC’s.