Joerg Jaksche began cycling professionally in 1997. He won the Tour Mediterranean and the Paris–Nice race in 2004, placed 16th in the Tour de France in 2005 and came third in the 2006 Tour de Suisse.
In 2007, Joerg was implicated in the Operation Puerto scandal and admitted to doping. Since then, he has spoken widely about the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators that lead him, and others, to make that choice.
Joerg believes an open discussion would have made a lot of difference to him when he was at the point of deciding whether or not to dope. In these videos, Joerg shares his story and hopes to start that open discussion, so that other athletes can understand doping isn’t a risk worth taking. Remember, it’s your life.
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