Eurosport carries the "sacred union" piece noting yesterday's meeting of cycling's power cabal : UCI head Pat McQuaid, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, and team' representative Patrick Lefevere. Cycling is in safe hands with these guys making policy.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram writes a short piece about Floyd Landis' scheduled FFF Town Hall meeting tomorrow night, May 6, at the Dallas-Fort Worth Marriott North. Just the basics ... and gets Landis' age wrong,
Cycling News Letters prints two more,this time on the positive side, about Floyd Landis' fund raising tactic of charging $25 to have a photo taken with him at certain FFF events. As both letters point out, he is fighting for his livelihood. One mentions getting a free photo taken with Floyd at the Tour of Georgia, while the other,written by Gary Lee, notes something which seems to have escaped the critics:
These days $25 is a small amount to pay for a big time celeb, or any celeb's signature. Ask a collector how much Jordan, Magic Johnson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Wayne Gretzky, or even Pete Rose, etc., charge for their autographs! A lot more than Landis and they do it for profit, not to fund a legal battle who's outcome will make or break his career!
12 String Musings is appalled by the amount of US tax dollars that are wasted by USADA in the Landis case. He also gives TbV a plug that we'll shamelessly quote in "what they say"
Pommi will be out training hard for the next little while. Though there were plenty of sparks early this week in the Landis case, it's the same ol' rhetoric now from the usual cast of characters over on the DPF. He compares the repetitive charade to the German classic film"Dinner for One". He does credit Travis Tygart for one good statement, and shares an appreciation of some bits of the current Bicycling Magazine.
DopingBlog is all for transparency in the Landis, case, and is hoping to actually see the hearings on line, or somewhere.
shughesx thinks that maybe the whole peloton is juicing, he doesn't really care, so why pick on Floyd Landis? He does thinks that Paris Hilton should be accountable for her misdeeds.
Pudgy Cyclist that Loves Climbing just got around this week to talking about the experience of riding in the Tour of Ephrata, and riding past the Landis parents' PA home. It's near the "Center of the Universe", being the intersection of North, East, South, and West Farmersville Rd.
Bike Training DVD thinks that Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong should be appointed the task of developing the new "Tour de France" which should be moved to the USA, immediately.
Discount Motorcycle Tires writes about the confusion surrounding the Landis case, and that confusion is evident in some of what the poster writes, especially that Landis has already been stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title, he has not.