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    I spent my first two years as a professional with Mapei in Italy, on their youth team. We rode in minor races. Doping wasn't an issue. S
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: youth  race  year 
     
    I stayed in Hamburg a few more days, and during that time I received a visit from Rolf Aldag, the sporting director at T-Mobile. He advised me to tell the truth.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: time  truth 
     
    I rubbed the contents of one bag onto my upper arm on the evening of June 7, just before I went to bed. I thought: Well, it can't hurt. I flushed the packaging down the toilet.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: hurt  toilet 
     
    The crazy thing is that I really wasn't under any pressure. My contract wasn't going to expire until the end of 2008, and everyone was satisfied with me. But I wasn't. I always wanted to improve.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: crazy 
     
    I assumed the amount wouldn't be detectable. I also didn't feel that I had done anything wrong.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: wrong 
     
    I can count off on one hand the number of times I've used testosterone gel - because it doesn't really do much.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: time 
     
    Of course they were saying: No doping! But as a rider, it's difficult to believe that things can really change from one day to the next.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: believe 
     
    The message I understood was this: Just don't get caught!
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    I wouldn't call it an addiction. But the truth is, when you join a team as a new professional you encounter a system. As a young rider, older riders let you know how the business works.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    Riders called me up afterwards to say that they had had no other choice. I couldn't understand the way they changed their tune.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: choice 
     
    I made a big mistake. There's no doubt about it. But there have been positive testing cases in the past where the offender wasn't attacked to quite the same extent, especially not by other riders.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: past  mistakes  doubt  positive 
     
    The truth is that things were already going so poorly for me that nothing surprised me anymore. But then the BKA sent 20 agents to search my house.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: truth 
     
    My mother had to justify the fact that she had heart pills.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: heart  facts  mother 
     
    Ampoules containing cortisone, testosterone gel residues, syringes and needles, a centrifuge for measuring my blood values.But, contrary to the erroneous reports in the press, they didn't find any EPO or growth hormone.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: growth  blood 
     
    It's possible that the name Bettini came up at some point during a conversation with the German Cycling Federation's anti-doping commission, but I certainly didn't claim that he gave me any drugs. They made that up. Bettini warned me: If you said that, then things could get dangerous for you.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
    tags: drugs  dangerous 
     
    The patient in the bed next to me told me that the newspapers were reporting on the test, and it was on television all day long.
    — Patrik Sinkewitz
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