Ironically, of everyone in the peloton he’s the one with the least need of drugs. Lance can build his entire life around the TdF and enough racing to make himself ready for it and a couple of post-Tour Crits to cash in on it. IOW he races maybe 40 days a year. The rest of’em are racing 100 - 130 days a year.
Lance doesn’t need the HGH and EPO to recover, he has the luxury of showing up fresh.