Motivational Quote of the Day
With his degenerative hip arthritis and all the heightened scrutiny on doping activity, including therapeutic use exemption abuse, Landis would be lucky to make the top ten finishers in a FAIRLY competitive race against top-notch riders. (link)COMMENTS OPEN on FloydLandis.com. KUDOS to the moderation-- there are some negative comments present, so it isn't a one sided love-fest. We don't know how many slams have been rejected, or why, but letting any through shows good faith.
Dismissal Request picked up by Reuters, via the Grauniad. First MSM coverage I've seen. For the most part, they're still all over Jones, and the implications of her case on the dope testing regime. Now reported by AP, via MSNBC, being replicated all over. Also covered in Switzerland,
BikingBis covers with some comment, plugs TBV and FreeFloyd. Citizen146 mentions, has a great illustration I'll use at some point.
Bicycling.com Forums remain skeptical, especially of Jacobs. Says one poster,
This is what one of my team mates (attorney) predicted. Jacobs is methodical and predictable. Phase one is to cast as much doubt over the lab or the test as possible. Phase two is to break out the smoke and mirrors and betch and moan about "press leaks."You are guilty even if cleared, says Orlando columnist, making comments about Lance that seem oddly unfounded. The thesis seems to be that if you ever associated with someone shady, you're guilty.
Floyd sucks. Jacobs sucks. I think if Floyd gets banned, so too should Jacobs. No athlete cases for 2 years.
My buddy made another prediction. Give it a few days and Jacobs will include Marion Jones into his schtick now that she squeeked out from under her positive A sample. That had to have given Jacobs a woody.
CourtTV or Cycling.tv, wonders PelotonJim about an open hearing.
Marco Pantani book reviewed, leading with comparisons to Floyd.
Rider in Illinois rambles on at length, then talks about Floyd as illustrative of pressures in sport. Use CTRL-F to find it.
Another blog catches the drift, links to VeloNews.
TripleCrankset posts some links, no comment.
PolishPostal blog links TBV
FreeFloydLandis.com is alive and kicking, and FreeFloydLandis.blogspot.com seems to be coming back from hiatus.
PD Substance user confesses, low Floyd content, but funny.
Second hand recollection of a Cycle Sport article says Graham Watson suspects Floyd doped on Stage 17 because of the look in his eyes. Also suggests peloton went on/off/on dope during the tour because of supply problems.
Watson's Blog Q/A leaves no doubt, he thinks Floyd's a fraud, and is pissed about it.