Lance compared his doping program with the one of East German during the 70's and 80's and called his program inferior to the German program.
I would disagree.
The East Germans had spectacular results in (female) sprints, mostly due to the fact that they had no hesitation to drug up the women with male hormones. I mean, look at Marita Koch. And while we're at it, her record is likely to stay for a very, very long time.
But on the long distance side, what do we have there? Waldemar Cierpinski ran 2:09:55 as his PR, the (East) German record holder is Joerg Peter with a 2:08:47. So we're really talking here about 2:09's and 2:10's. That was great during the times when they ran it, but not nearly as spectacular as Lance Armstrong during his 7 TdF victories.
So to me, the most advanced doping program ever for LONG DISTANCE was the USPS/Discovery program.