JACOBS calls Floyd Landis.
a: the story
[ I'm going to skip history; the summary below is pretty crappy. I suggest going up to the post about The Call above as well as glancing at this. ]
q: when riding for mercury, were you tested?
a: yes, but don't remember when.
q: no positives?
q: ever use PEDs with mercury?
a: never have.
q: when/why to postal?
a: mercury folded.
q: who was leader?
q: your role?
a: supporting role for Lance.
q: learn a lot riding for postal?
a: first time I spent time in Europe, good training.
q: how did training change?
a: less winter work, more racing; about half the winter miles.
Q: ride in TDF every year with postal?
a: second in dauphine behind Lance.
q: Describe first TDF in 2002?
a: couldn't understand how anyone could win it.
q: other highlights with postal?
a: 2003 mediocre with broken hip; 2004, was best year at postal, finished 4th in time trial and a mountain stages 21st overall, had lead in vuelta for a while.
q: when hip?
a: 2003 hard crash [known story]
q: lance won every year you were there.
a: yes. he won a lot of years.
q: were you tested there?
a: yes, but i don't remember dates.
q: ever use T with postal?
q: any ped with postal?
q: 2005 switched to Phonak?
a: didn't know if lance was going to race, a little conflict with lance, wanted some chance for myself.
q: did you talk to other teams?
a: yes, quickstep, rabobank and france de jeune made an offer.
q: why phonak?
a: knew some people there. didn't have close friends on other times, but wanted some people I knew.
a: knew Tyler hamiltion; other americans lived in Girona, was the only real connection?
q: when did you sign with Phonak?
a: summer 2004, right after the tour.
q: when did you start with phonak?
q: between singning and joining, Tyler hamiltion had his positive.
q: you testified for him at a hearing?
q: substance of your testimony?
a: what it was like knowing him? I enjoyed him, but hadn't spent much time with him.
q: why did you testify?
a: because he'd helped me with my negotiation with the team.
q: you testified under oath?
q: tesll the truth?
q: phonak had other positive. see anything?
q: use T?
q: other PEDS?
a: no, but did have TUE for cortisone.
q: did phonak have internal controls when I got there?
a: yes, there were some, and became more strict over time.
q: what did they do?
a: they did blood tests...
q: did the team talk about doping and doping issues.
a: their policy was it was completely unnaceptable, and it was their wish no one would jeapodize...
q: their policy on a positive?
a: suspended immediately on a suspicion, firing on positive.
q: while there, were there suspensions on suspicioun?
a: one or two, don't remember names.
q: in 2005 how many times were you tested?
a: team or outside?
a: I should know, but maybe 6
q: all negative?
q: 2005 highlights?
a: TT ToG, 3rd overall; 9th at tour.
Q: change training?
a: didn't have surgery over the winter, could train all the time.
q: goals for 2006 season?
a: focus on tour, other races were placed within training schedule, but not at cost of tour.
q: were you drug tested at Toc, Paris-Nice, Tog, negative?
a: yes. I assume negative, you don't get results, but I assume I'd be told.
q: thyroid medication?
[ talks tour tactics ]
q: describe the S16 layout?
a: mountain stage with most vertical climb. Would normally be a good stage for me.
q: what happened?
a: didn't eat properly early in the race. If you don't early, you run out at the end.
q: how many miles in did you bonk?
a: late, but felt bad early.
q: when did you think you were in trouble?
a: last climb.
q: how long was last climb?
a: 8-10 miles?
q: how much time lost?
a: more than 8 minutes?
a: 1st to 11th.
q: how did you feel at the end?
a: first, get away from the cameras. needed to lie down and eat some food. felt better in an hour or two.
q: what did you do after, that evening?
a: are we going to do this again? came down, spoke to press, went with Lelange, mgmt, and Robbie Hunter and had a beer before people noticed. Before dinner. Then went back and had a talk with teammates and the infamous Jack Daniels, which helps tactical discussion.
[ usual story ]
q: use T on the night after S16?
q: any other PED?
[ more tour story ]
q: did you use T during the TDF?
q: any others?
q: before or after?
q: when did you find out you'd tested positive?
a: jul 26? check the date?
a: fax to team at hotel, got from team management. several hours of confusion with fax somewhere else.
a: if world finds out you have a positive drug test, it's a disaster.
q: when did you find out it wasn't cortisone?
a: a few hours later.
q: you found out on jul 26th. when was it first in media?
a: i think it was the 27th or 28th?
[ bunch of apologies for stupid statements ]
[ B test story, firing ]
q: reaction of cycling competitors?
a: supportive, but disconnected.
q: in august 2006 did you read comments by Greg Lemond?
a: what did you read?
a: not exactly, but he'd concluded I was guilty and said I should confess.
q: what did you think?
a: didn't really know him, figured I call him.
q: when you called him did you know anything of his history of accusing others of taking susbtances?
a: knew he and Lance has a rough relationship, and knew they didn't like each other.
a: called in early august, day or two after B.
q: what was said?
a: took a while for him to believe it was me, and that he should keep my number.
q: he said he knows Lance doped, knows I doped and should admit it.
q: did you read something else he said?
EX 118 for record.
[ posting ]
q: call from will geoghegan? when that call was placed, were you present?
a: in the room where we had dinner at a hotel.
q: did you know he was going to make this call?
a: no. we had to tell the story to the people around me because we expected him to tell it. i didn't want to do it.
q: did you hear the conversation?
q: how long was it?
q: when did you feel when you realized what had happened?
a: awful. I can't even put words to it.
q: did you think it was a threat?
a: no, he said he was writing a book about it.
q: how long was he your manager?
a: since august.
[ sigh, I lost it. Read the papers and watch the news. ]
RECONVENE MONDAY 8:00 am
Mr. Maieir Augustein; and Dr Amory; then Landis Cross
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Saturday, May 19, 2007
JACOBS calls Floyd Landis.