Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Tuesday Roundup

FloydLandis.com on Nickel Mines shooting tragedy.

VeloNews covers yesterday's AP Interview, as does CyclingNews, and CyclingPost.

Peirero talks about Landis to Spanish paper, awkwardly translated in CyclingNews.

It woz a Birmingham Hip wot he got, not the Durom, according to the AP.

Mr. Rogers at Velonews thinks Landis winning the US NRC title means the point system is broken.

Dilbert nominates Floyd as sports weasel of the year, up against Barry Bonds, Justin Gatlin, Lance Armstrong, Michael Schumacher, Terrell Owens, and Zinedine Zidane. Vote early, vote often! TBV has been a non-fan of Schumacher for years. Ayrton Senna, RIP.

Khabar Bike plugs TBV.

Reader Marc has done a fabulous job reconstructing the ferret documents, which we've put up on archive.org. These aren't the originals, but a clever simulation that is readable by everyday humans. Well done!

Update: versions at archive.org are now fixed twice, p3 again on Weds 4-Oct.
English: page 1, page 2, page3; French page 1, page 2, page 3.

Seminar in San Diego, Oct 18: WHY FLOYD'S POSITIVE TEST ISN'T.

We're forwarded the following announcement to San Diego Cyclo-vets, the club in which David Witt was a member. Does someone near San Diego want to go and file a report?

by Dr. Arnie Baker

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 7:00pm at our SAN DIEGO location Trek Store

Dr. Baker, one of America's best-known cycling coaches, author of over a dozen books on cycling, and Medical Doctor, has been involved with the Floyd Landis case. He will share with us what he has learned about the testing protocol and results, and why it shows Floyd's test wasn't ever positive to begin with.

Dr. Baker's coaching achievements: 3 Olympic Competitions, 81 National Championships, 31 US Record Holders, San Diego Cyclo-Vets: the winningest team ever at Masters Road Nationals, National Coach of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America's Team in Training: world's largest endurance training program with 30,000+ annual participants, 800+ coaches developed and certified in cycling, running, triathlon, and walking.


Anonymous said...

Has probably been mentioned. But in regards to a recent cyclingnews article, isn't it interesting that in the test results in the ferret documents the EPO is 'absent' and 'undetectable'? In a normal human there would be EPO present at low amounts. Only when you break it down completely in the urine test with powder is it completely gone. This seems to point to the conclusion that all three of the the tested athletes were using a technique to destroy any trace of EPO in their urine sample.

trust_but_verify@browernet.us said...

Rant found some typos in the reconstructions:

"Excellent job reconstructing the documents. There's a couple of typos, I suspect.
Looking at page 2, it's showing a T/E of 14.4 where I believe it's 11.4, and on page
3 the value for T is showing as 4.5, where I think it should be 45.4.

If the T was really 4.5 and the E was really 3.9, I suspect none of us would be
taking so much of an interest because there *really* wouldn't be a case."

jamesdemien said...

Hey…hopefully I’m not the only one who noticed this but on the last page in the top table there is a thing that says NB results for ES04 not entirely reliable

Then under NORMAL RESULTS there’s the […]GC for 995474: …whatever that means…

So on the same sheet that says its positive there’s a note that says it’s not entirely reliable… real open and shut case they have there I’d say….

Anonymous said...

Le bon travail sur les transcriptions. Elles sont authentiques pour sûr.

-Monsieur Ferret

trust_but_verify@browernet.us said...

Google translates as:

"Good work on the transcriptions. They are authentic for sure."

marc said...

Thanks to Rant for checking the files so carefully.

The T value should be 45,4. (I just must have mistyped it.) Right, Rant, if it had been 4,5 there'd have been no fuss.

As to the 14,4 vs 11,4, Rant is right that the arithmetic calls for 11,4, but those numbers sure look like 14,4 to me. (In fact, looking at them again, I've replaced the 11,4 on p. 2 with 14,4.) If someone can enhamce the images well enough to make a definitive determination, hat's off to him or her.

So I've left 14,4, but with an indication that it could be 11,4. Even if they are 14,4, I think it's just a mistake that got repeated because the lab person used one of the pages while filling out the other. In looking again at p. 3, I also noticed there was either an illegible or erased word preceding the 14,4, and I've indicated that in the corrected files.

Thanks again to all for their interest. If you believe further corrections are needed, don't hesitate to suggest them.


marc said...

Oh. Et merci, monsieur Furet.


trust_but_verify@browernet.us said...

Marc's corrections have been uploaded. Thanks to Marc and Rant for the proofreading and fixups.


John Dennigan said...

Hey, I thought everyone would be interested in this. Read the article "Catchy Carbon" in the November issue of Scientific American about the accuracy of the CIR test."...if the body were able to make testosterone from an artificial compund-such as the cortisone athletes sometimes inject to reduce muscle inflammation-might the natural hormone carry a synthetic-looking finger-print, Hayes notes." Wasn't Floyd taking regular cortisone injections for his hip pain? Can't this explain the CIR test results?