Merckx is quoted in L'Equipe today: " It is of an economic nature, specifies Eddy Merckx. Many businesses are directed, the media make audience, the laboratories, pharmaceutical industry draw some from the consequent profits, of publicity. Doping pays. And it is an aspect of which account should be held. Those which invest in machines being used to control want to make them turn. This would be only to make profitable them. " Check the link for the full scoop. I especially like where he points out the double standard of products banned in one sport (ours) that are legal in others (in this case, footy). Viva.