Dr. Arnie Baker's presentation recordings from FloydLandis.com now mirrored on archive.org for 'just click' play, audio (various formats) and video (various formats).
Ancient (Aug 5) link to TBV on "steephill.tv", a video cycling site that looks interesting.
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[Shorten the Tour?]News
"I think they should shorten the long jump." (link)
UCI Protour Director Rumpf thinking about shorter Grand Tours to "combat doping", says IHT. And destroying organizations that aren't going along with his political agenda would be tragic collateral damage, I suppose. And they aren't his events to shorten anyway. Also touched on in CyclingNews.
Lamour selected as nominee to replace Mr. Pound, according to AP via VeloNews. Previously reported as a possibility.
VeloNews has Peirero frustrated with the way this years results may be reported. He wants the winner to be clear after all is sorted out, not an asterix with him second. Threatens not to ride the 2007 tour. Here's a grenade:
Echávarri even suggested that Tour officials knew that Landis failed his "A" sample following his victory into Morzine before the Tour finished arrived to Paris.which would violate just about everything there is left about the already shredded process rules.
ProTour directors run for the cover of DNA tests, hanging Basso and Ullrich out to dry. They say they want all riders to "take DNA tests that would categorically prove" something, certainly that they have blood.
Tour Route Unveiling covered by AFP, reporting ASO sniping at UCI; Reuters concentrates on the route itself with what must be pre-announcement data; TodayOnline [courtesy Paula] says Oscar, no Floyd, Ivan, Jan or Vino; BikingBis too.
NY Sun Society Page discusses Halloween costumes of the would-be idle rich: Floyd Landis and his doping doctor.
WCBS/AP has Landis on a list of well known accused cheaters, along with Jayson Blair, James Frey, Stephen Glass, Tanya Harding, Martha Stewart, Jeffrey Skilling, Ken Lay, Sammy Sosa, Ward Churchill, Frankie Andreu and James McGreevey. Except all but Landis were convicted or open and shut cases.
DPF has paid the price of popularity. Having been shutdown on the 24th by hitting a bandwidth limit on their server, they reached an accomodation with their ISP and returned to life about 16:50 PT on the 25th. With a wave of the magic credit card, the pumpkin transforms back into a working system.
Dugard is thinking about going back to the Tour, after saying never again, just to see Floyd win two in a row. Mulling the Griswold experience, which may be near the Cotswolds and the UK start.
SFTwin talks about Oscar the Grouch and the messed up process.
MedX-Flash: A few recent pictures suggest Landis has gotten antsy and tossed his crutches in the river. Maybe the DPF outage has gotten him wanting to see the outside world again. Courtesy ROAD Magazine. Click on pix for the original article.