Quoted Quote of the Day
As a great woman once said: "It's hard to argue against cynics -- they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side." (link)News
The Spoof.com truly captures the absurd when they say that Barry Bonds tested positive for Floyd Landis. Satire indeed!
NPR covers the Slipstream Chipotle program. Paul Scott of ACE draws lots of blood, every three days. Plan is to determine if a rider is clear to race before the fact, rather than WADA post-facto testing. ACE sponsors are paying for it. Landis case is mentioned as a motivation, and Vaughters tap-dances around his own history.
CyclingPost does another of its interesting mashups, saying Lance and Floyd are both going to be on a 50 week testing program. It sounds like Slipstream and ACE, with the Landis/Armstrong involvement either a new element, or a misreading of something.
VeloNews has the press release on the publication of the Landis biography "Positively False". With the William Morris agency behind you , how can you go wrong?
Mercury News reports that the Amgen Tour of California is going to do $400 EPO tests on all samples, "because it's the right thing to do." Landis references included, and he exists rather than being a non-person.
Floydlandis.com announces that Simon Spotlight Entertainment will publish his upcoming biography,"Positively False":
Floyd Landis said, “I am grateful to SSE for giving me this opportunity. After months of having my life condensed into sound-bites and two-minute interviews, I’m looking forward to having the space to share the details of my life and tell the story of how I won the Tour de France fair and square.”
Rant notes that Dick Pound won't give up and isn't repentant in the least:
I hate to tell you this, Lance, but don’t count on it. As Pound told Reuters, “If Lance thinks this is going to make me go away he is sadly mistaken.”
Floyd Landis and others should take note. Pound latches onto ideas and issues like a pitbull latches onto its victims. And he lets go about as easily. Just because a case may be settled, don’t expect that Dick Pound won’t keep hammering away at it.
TdFBlog notes that almost every American you'd want to see will be starting the Tour of California, except...
The Rad Perspective is frustrated, and thinks that cycling has turned into a war zone.
Jayzworld cover lots of topics, but asks just who IS Floyd Landis, and when is Lance coming back?
Dugard wonders why people can't see through the USADA request for Landis B samples.
Pommi has decided that Dick Pound thinks Landis is an easy target, and he's wrong.
The Elegant Variation notes that Floyd Landis has written a book that will NOT be titled "If I Did It"
Snark O' the Day
DonQuixote goes for (Mrs.) Zabriskie, after riffing on DZ about the Bicycling interview with Landis.
At RBR, Dan Connely runs down ToC events including the FFF on Sunday.