But then you could also suggest those ones that a more vocal about doping controls are doing it to avert themselves from any suspiscion.
Can you explain why you quoted my post, then said "but ..." to make this point?
I didn't claim that Andy, or anyone else, looked clean because they were vocal about doping controls. I'm not that naive and deliberately avoided making that point. It's a whole other can of worms, and had nothing to do with my point.
I was agreeing with the suggestion that Andy is aware of the allegations about doping in sport, and understands that any apparent secrecy fuels suspicion, and that he probably had that in mind when deciding to tweet a photo of him in his hospital bed and invited the journalists to his training camp.
I only mentioned the interview where he suggested they come to watch him train was the one where he called for increased doping controls to demonstrate that this suggestion came during the aftermath of the Armstrong revelations. I don't believe it was a coincidence, and Andy knew full well that it was more than just a jolly photo-opportunity.
As I said before, in the past it was more normal for training regimes to be hush-hush, and it is easy to understand why. However, in today's climate, a player has to balance the potential competitive advantage of a top secret training regime with having everyone gossip about you. Similarly, it's possible Andy didn't really want the general public to see him a bit bleary eyed and vulnerable in a hospital gown, but he knew it was the best way to prevent (or rather reduce) gossip about why he was absent.
I've no idea if Rafa, or anyone else, is clean. I do know that the doping programme has been rubbish, and while it is improving, it will never be perfect. I also know that a lot of the blogs about doping are filled with conspiracies and spurious logic, and a lot of fans just want to find excuses for why their favourite was beaten.