Quote of the day
Floyd's treatment has very little to do with his nationality. Floyd is collateral damage in a Franco-Swiss shootout, in which two of the major players are Irish and Canadian. linkNews
Basso leaves CSC, silly season full swing. CyclingNews, BBC, Eurosport, IHT, VeloNews; PJ is snarky.
Christian! Varin! Quits! the UCI Anti-Doping Office, says the IHT. This is the gentleman who sent the Excited! FAX! [courtesy Carlton.]
CyclingNews notes Landis appearance in Wisconsin, forthcoming new anti-Lance book.
Sports Economist briefly considers the wiki defense, says "Fight the Power!"
Crystalzenmud buys the Landis line.
Sabin Iqbal hasn't seen anything to change his first impression.
Black Coffee buys the public defense
Anonymous Fortune Teller makes a comment to this post repeating his previous prognostications (here, here, and here) that Basso walks, Ullrich gets life ban, and Floyd blood doped. He's feeling cocky because of Basso. Still looking for an in-depth discussion of the blood doping theory.
At DPF, rational head explains the scientific part of the testing process, TBV wonders about inlet pressure and flow rate inconsistencies, and no one cares. Sniff.
At Topix, Will does us the favor of typing in parts the November SciAm "Catchy Carbon" article, unfortunately, only the parts that present it as infallible. We referred to this previously, and addressed by Floyd personally at DPF. Will@Topix is revealed thoroughly in this thread.