Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tuesday Roundup



News

The Denver Post gives us a little more detail on the upcoming Teva Mountain Games with a thumbnail sketch of each day's activities. Floyd Landis should be competing this Saturday and Sunday.

Blogs
Rant today talks about the Wiki Defense set in motion by Team Landis, and why some of the things presented by Dr. Arnie Baker at various FFF town halls were omitted in the actual hearings.

TourSquad thinks that if something, like a fresh start for all including good testing programs and amnesty, isn't done soon you can kiss cycling good-bye.

BikeTeamOne knows that the Tour de France is already in trouble this year, since we may not know last year's winner until after this year's winner is crowned.

Absolutely Alex looks at "unsporting behavior" and thinks that cycling is in danger of falling into disrepute. Which may be the understatement of the year.

Broken by the Fall notes that after gaining interest in cycling by watching OLN, now Versus, it's become hard to find it in her heart to be a fan anymore with all of the doping scandals. She feels the taint on cycling by the prevalence of doping is like the taint on Christianity by those who do not practice its tenets.

Pleased to Meet You watched the auto racing marathon that is Memorial Day on TV, and would have been accused of doping like Floyd Landis had he been able to stay awake during the constantly interrupted coverage.

Tangential Ramblings is torn about supporting this year's Tour de France because of recent events including the Landis hearings.

20/20
finds that cycling has made too much use of "creative truth" in the recent past.

Debatable Land takes on NYT's handwringing by George Vecsey we linked the other day.

Brand Soul talks about "ethical dilemmas", starting with Landis "behavior regarding the use of EPO", and proceeds to ask a few other questions, equally informed.

Potholes and Roadapples notes Landis' appearance at the Teva Mountain Games.


13 comments:

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Anonymous said...

The Denver Post has it right

Tour de France champion Floyd Landis is racing the Games' hill climb up Vail Pass and the cross country mountain bike race.

Sounds like a lot fun to take one's mind off the big "wait."

Poet's Chemistry

Anonymous said...

No doping controls in place?

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:40
Floyd is still subject to OOC testing while he is suspended from UCI sanctioned competition. This is the case regardless of whether or not the TEVA Games or Leadville 100 have any doping controls.
Jeff from Newark, DE

JJ said...

Gah, there is nothing wrong with cycling that cannot be fixed!

If the Lords of Testing don't clean up their act, they are just putting shame on their heads -- not cycling's directly.

Floyd has at least pushed testing into the sunlight. And it's about time for some sunshine rules!

Thanks Floyd for that.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't the panel have replaced Dr. Botre by now? Does it suggest they are willing to accept any bias created by the "code of silence"?

Felix Gerena said...

Thanks for the useful information on Landis charges. The point in my article is not quite about one substance or another, but about the effect of a sanction over the racers, both Landis and Rijs, or nay other in a similar position.

Thanks anyway.

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