Not much in the morning press. Le Monde has a story they put online relatively late yesterday which deals with opening day; they do also have a short film clip of the opening moments of the hearing. Le Figaro is even a little further behind the curve, essentially republishing yesterday's Eurosport dispatch with some snarky asides. Today's brief Eurosport dispatch, as published in TF1, is effectively a very abbreviated version of the story below. (Added: by noon, Eurosport has a longer story, but based entirely on the AFP story, therefore essentially the same as the l'Equipe story below.)
Here's the only new story, from l'Equipe, based on their sources and Agence France Press:
Landis against the laboratory
Day two of the independent American Arbitration Agency’s hearing on Floyd Landis' positive doping test during his victorious 2006 Tour de France was dedicated to the testimony of Cynthia Mongongu, a technician at the antidoping laboratory at Châtenay-Malabry.
Ms. Mongongu testified that two of the rider's seven B samples analyzed in April turned out positive for exogenous testosterone. She stated specifically that during the week of April 16 she performed analyses of "6 of the 10" samples examined "without kinowing to whom the samples belonged." These B sasmples were analyzed in April, despite their A samples having been negative.
The defense reproached the French-speaking technician for having participated in both [A and B] analyses, which is not permitted by regulations. The Congolese native then explained that while she had indeed taken part in the analysis of the A samples, she had only verified the B samples. This second day of the hearings was entirely devoted to her long testimony--made even longer by translation difficulties.
The hearing Tuesday in Malibu had to be suspended for almost 45 minutes because of translation problems. The interpreter, Pierre Debboudt, had great difficulty doing his job--he claimed there were problems hearing the witness--and, when he translated "a day and a half" as "an hour and a half," the president of the panel, Patrice Brunet, and one of Floyd Landis' attorneys proposed adjourning the session in order to bring in another interpreter. If Landis is ruled culpable of doping, he could be suspended for two years, and could lose his 2006 Tour de France title.