The Vail Daily News reports that Floyd Landis is in Vail, CO and will ride in tomorrow's Eagle River-Colorado Ride. Floyd has been in Aspen this week training for the Leadville 100 and was invited to participate in tomorrow's event, a 100 mile ride with all levels of riders taking part:
Landis said he’s excited about getting a chance to ride with some top local cyclists on Sunday.
“It’s good to be with other guys who force you to ride harder than you would otherwise ride,” he said. “Especially when you are just getting into shape. Once you’re in shape, you can stay motivated. But lately, I haven’t ridden enough, so it’s better if I have people around to motivate me.
About the current situation in the Tour de France Landis said:
“There are a lot of rumors and accusations,” Landis said. “It’s not going to end the sport. The Tour (de France) is the biggest race and it’s most likely going to stay that way. It’s unfortunate for the guys who are legitimate. At this point, it’s hard for anyone to sort out who that is. There seems to be a culture where as soon as somebody is accused they are immediately convicted by the press. It’s confusing right now.”
Oregon Live.com talks about the ugly side of sports.
The Guardian thinks bad drugs great sport, what happened to the good old days, and will leave any comment about Floyd Landis to the courts.
The Sunday Times posts a self congratulatory piece on two anti doping crusaders on its' staff which consists largely of links to old stories one of which is about Floyd Landis. David Walsh and Paul Kimmage will clean up a "diseased Tour".
ESPN cites a Reuters piece in which Patrice Clerc of the ASO states that all UCI officials should resign including Pat McQuaid.
BikeBiz expands, with the headline, "ASO declares war on UCI."
Suethsayings thinks that The New England Journal of Medicine "photoshopped" its' recent data that fat friends make you fat, and also thinks that sports commentators "photoshopped" the Floyd Landis ride on Stage 17 last year in the TdF as one of the greatest in Tour history.
Alexandra at MySpace wants to ride her bike, and fell in love with Floyd Landis last summer during the Tour de France. After the doping allegations came to light she tore down all the pictures of Floyd from her wall, but she now just says let them cheat, either that or test them obsessively and keep cameras on them every minute.
Triple Crankset says that since we can't really know, we can't really believe. Sad.
Rant wonders what we have learned in the wake of the last year of the Landis Saga, it would seem the majority of the media have learned very little.
Peloton Fodder says "to hell with them all!"
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Saturday, July 28, 2007