Breaking News: "I made a bad decision and I have to pay for that," Bernhard Kohl
Posted Oct 15 2008 2:08pm
In a press conference in Vienna, Austria earlier today Tour de France king of the mountain Bernhard Kohl admitted the he doped in preparation for the race.
“The pressure was overwhelming,” he said. “I was looking ahead to the Tour and realized I was not in the kind of condition I had hoped to be. I am just a man and a man who made a decision at a moment of weakness. I made a bad decision and I have to pay for that.”
According to VeloNews:
"Kohl took full responsibility for a “bad decision,” driven at least in part by the fear that he wouldn't land a new contract when his Gerolsteiner team announced plans to fold at the end of 2008.
Kohl denied that there was a systematic doping program at Gerolsteiner, despite the fact that his teammate, Stefan Schumacher, was also found to be positive for the new variant of EPO, known as CERA. "