Hip Resurfacing gets a feature in Boulder; minimal Landis hook, but informative. Says that resufacing can't correct length the way replacement can. Floyd had lost an inch, so that raises the question whether the procedure left that unchanged.
Tour route unveiling on Thursday is turning into a pissing exhibition of no-shows and non-invites, says VeloNews.
AP report thatUCI is demanding WADA intervene in Puerto, perhaps to demonstrate that WADA is as toothless as the UCI is when faced with uncooperative federations and law enforcement. Originally noticed in a comment to this post. Also covered by CyclingNews, with expansion including Landis mention.
San Luis Obispo columnist mea culpas her earlier leap to guilty conclusion.
Roadcycling talks aero positions, and calls Landis's wierd.
The Bike Show has an interview with Eddy Merckx from UK Cycle 2006 show. [updated] Starts about 24:00. Still riding 7000km a year! On Landis, doesn't want to go into polemic, he's not a doctor. Doesn't know how cycling can end this period of controversy, but hopes it is the last time.
DPF's PowerPoint Review has a new summary of TE testing. In post #330, Duckstrap finishes off as follows:
5. According to the WADA standard for determination of TE ratio, the identity and quantitation of the putative T and E peaks must be definitively confirmed by at least 2, more likely 3 ions in the mass spectrum (TD2004EAAS, p. 2 and TD1003IDCR, pp 1-2, section on "Mass Spectrometric Detection"). LNDD does not show this information anywhere in this packet, although the corresponding data are clearly displayed in the IRMS test (an entirely different assay). Lack of these confirmatory data is, in my view, more than sufficient to declare the assay results invalid, especially because ...Blogs
6. There is evidence of interference in the assay results by one or more unknown substances in the urine blank and low-concentration spiked samples, (compare especially the urine blank sample on USADA 0091 and the blank spiked with 2 ng/mL each of T and E on USADA 0100).
FloydLandis.com posts audio/video of Arnie Baker's presentation in San Diego. Haven't heard yet, so I don't know if anything is different. I'll mirror up to archive.org when I get a chance.
Bicycling's Boulder Report follows up, says discussions are going back and forth, that Arnie Baker coined the "Wikipedia defense" phrase, and that Landis will have a harder time claiming miscarriage of justice if he's found culpable. Remains a skeptic of everything:
Landis’ online defense is not the smoking gun in his favor that perhaps was hoped.
There are serious questions about how the test was conducted, but no one has been able to definitively say that the test was flawed or the testers were so sloppy in conducting it that the results should be disregarded.
ScienceFiction Twin revisits the case, and is uncertain of the truth; thinks the process is screwed, and cites the LandisCase wiki for why. Also plugs TBV, so is clearly well-informed.
Neil@Road says "No Landis News Today!" but runs his fave pix.
Crazy John cites Landis in an article about cheating in general, with titillating illustration.
On The Borderline references Landis in an article prasing Lances' reaction to the new book.
Banshee wonders if anyone cares about the Tour unveiling amid all the other crap going on.
In comments to TBV, FLITM says he and Banshee have made up.
LandisCase Wiki is making progress filling in the site as initially planned.
More help still needed.
Snarky Columnist Dept.
San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman faces a four-game suspension for testing positive for steroids, several news organizations reported.[end]
League officials were tipped off when Merriman hit four home runs against Kansas City on Sunday, sprinted to the parking lot in 9.77 seconds, hopped on his bicycle and reached home before you could say Floyd Landis. (link)