VeloNews runs AFP story about Spanish papers rising en-masse to dump on Le Monde's allegations yesterday about Puerto revealing team oriented doping in Football (soccer). Cycling just doesn't provoke the same reactions.
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"USADA had offered Floyd an eight month suspension if he would have come clean about his doping. But Lance wouldn't let him, because that would make the whole house of cards come down in an instant. So Lance is paying for Floyd's defense."
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In other news, Allen Lim is a smarmy, smug, misleading, lieing sack of shit. His Velonews TV interview made me want to puke. He sold his fucking soul for Floyd Landis, and Landis has categorically been doping for at least four years. I am sick of this shit. Why are so many people fake? Fuck....
Inquiring minds have learned via German news sources that Floyd's A sample TEST/EPITEST ratio was 11/1. It was also found that there was EXOGENOUS TESTOSTERONE IN THE SAMPLE. 'nuf said. Fuck you Robbie Venutra. Fuck you Allen Lim. Fuck you Floyd Landis. Fuck you Phonak. Fuck you new york times for publishing a bullshit story about what a nice guy floyd is. Fuck pezcyclingnews for writing a slanted story about Floyd and writing some bullshit argument about how his ride was something he could have done clean and how he did it a million times; and also fuck you for talking shit about Dick Pound.
Floyd Landis is about to get some major work done on his hip that he broke a few years ago. He is known to be one of the most audacious dopers in the world - taking monstrous injections of various drugs. He should have been a helluva lot more careful with the cortisone, because his hip never healed from a relatively simple break. Now he's in a world of pain. But I guess thats kharma. What an idiot...
I had one of those moments...where you realise that there is no place in the world you would rather be, and there is no other group of people to equal the friends you're passing your time with. Got me thinking about how a guy like Floyd Landis will never have that. Levi Leipheimer will never have that. George Hincapie will never have that; because you can't really bond with the people around you, and really connect with others unless you're honest about yourself. Content with your own self image. And wear your heart on your sleeve.
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Triple Crankset is confused by Basso's statements about FL (could something be lost in the translation?)
Reputation Doctor rates Landis as the #4 crisis of 2006.
Phantom Reflections picks up Spanish vs. French papers, and relates to Landis.
Tour Squad hopes Landis can get clear and race in 2007.
MalePatternFitness jokes about beer, Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis, and Landis.
Eric Leong still rates Landis as an inspiration.
Turf Toe suggests that FL is in actuality a potato chip delivery man and awards him a "toe-knee". I doubt anyone remembers Dan Dee anyway....