CyclingNews thinks the verdict will be known tomorrow:
According to Belgian website sportwereld.be, American Floyd Landis will learn about his fate Friday (local US time) by the American Anti-Doping agency (USADA). The year-long case will know a verdict on the eve of the next Tour de France.
No confirmation yet. We are skeptical.
The Vail Daily gives us a prime example of this year's previews of the upcoming Tour de France, with the emphasis being on the lack of a defending champion, and the drug scandals that have continually rocked cycling since last year's Tour concluded.
Digital50 promotes the two upcoming "Positively False" book tour stops in the Chicago area at Borders stores to be held on July 9 and 10.
The Chicago Sun Times posts a short blurb on next week's scheduled appearance by Floyd Landis in Chicago to promote "Positively False". While there Floyd, who had hip resurfacing surgery last September, will ride with several prominent surgeons:
WORLD-CLASS CYCLIST Floyd Landis, who for years has suffered from the pain of osteoarthritis, will be in Chicago on July 10 to promote his new book, Positively False, at Borders on North Michigan and will ride with Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop and other orthopedic surgeons from the Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago. Thanks to a revolutionary hip resurfacing surgery, Landis is feeling and riding better than ever.
The Times Online's Charles Brenner gives us a video parody to amuse us as it's aimed at the doping scandals that have plagued the Tour de France. Titled,"EPO I Love You" it need translation, but one can laugh at it anyway. He also says, in a confused way,
Floyd Landis, last year's winner, is fighting an implausible campaign to retrieve the title that he lost after a positive drug test.
Dallas Morning Views thinks there was no outrage when Landis was caught.
TripleCrankset contemplates the Landis case in the context of both recent books, and thinks what you conclude says as much about you as what the truth may be.
beRecruited Sportswrap expresses incredulity that Lance Armstrong believes Floyd Landis didn't cheat at the TdF last year. He snarks that only Floyd's parents have supported him, he is very wrong indeed.
BlogSportcolumn.com tells us that nobody cares what Lance Armstrong thinks about the Landis case anyway.
Dejuiced translates Lance's statements as:
“I’m Lance-effing-Armstrong. No one can touch me. I’ve been accused of doping since day one. I’m teflon, mofo, nothing sticks. So you know what, ya French bastards. I’m going to do the closest thing to outright admitting I was doping. I probably even was, but what are you going to do about it, frogs? You tried, and failed like always, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys. So, as always, I will remain a sports hero, you guys will look like the whiny bitches you all. And remember, even at 50% capacity, I got balls like you wouldn’t imagine.”
Ragin Asian thinks Lance and Floyd are pot and kettle.
Olson's Observations can't believe it's been almost a year since Floyd Landis won the TdF and all the trouble started. He is hoping that Floyd is innocent, but really just wants to talk about Le Tour itself.
Trentito picks up the "tomorrow" rumor; so does Velogirl, and The RoadBike, and Cycling Diary.
Ride2theRescue says, "Jury still out."
Peloton Jim is singing, "Tomorrow, tomorrow" in his Ruling Watch.
Rant deconstructs the rumor, with help from Bill Hue's comments here. Henson is denying knowledge of anything immanent.
Yardbarker notes that Lance Armstrong believes Floyd Landis won last year's Tour de France clean, but he feels that it's hard to believe anyone won the TdF clean with what is happening in cycling these days. Not to mention the fact that the Landis case has dragged on long enough already
Cycling Fans Anonymous thinks that if you listen to the Walsh interview on Competitor Radio you may change your mind about the David Walsh Armstrong book "From Lance to Landis". If it's anything like the NPR version it likely won't change the mind of anyone who has already made theirs up.
Delay of Game read the Armstrong comments on Floyd Landis' struggle to regain his reputation and thinks that Lance makes an inadvertent admission on the state of cycling and doping.
SportNet2 also takes note of Lance Armstrong's opinions on Floyd Landis' chances of winning his arbitration hearing.
Flick Lives disputes Landis' "no culture of doping" comment in the book.
Doberman on the Diamond notices bloggers supporting Landis.
Sons of Sam Malone is that blog, except he's not a supporter.
Still Walking Backwards was confused by Versus' inclusion of Floyd Landis' name on last year's list of Tour de France competitors.
Britannica Blog runs through the current situation in the Landis case and pro cycling with the usual bombastic retelling of the story, complete with the inaccurate statement that Floyd Landis has been disqualified for his "testosterone fueled recovery" in last year's Tour de France.
Racejunkie lets folks know how he feels:
Case Hosed: well, Floyd Landis' predetermined ego-driven guilty, I mean thoughtful, objective, and evidence-based, verdict is finally due tomorrow, conveniently timed to ensure that, even on the freakishly unlikely chance that Landis is exonerated due to the astonishing bungling of the reckless moronothon lab chimps, he still won't have time to find a team, train, or line up for the Tour de France--this year, or, by the time any appeals are completed, likely ever. Even if these idiots do manage to find the truth despite themselves, given their monstrous mishandling of the tests and samples in this case, can anyone feel confident we'll ever truly know what happened here? Meantime, ASO/Tour de France head Christian "Dick" Prudhomme, who's spent much of the last year openly vilifying Landis before the trial even hit the pavement, suddenly claims a keen concern for due process, opining it's just a darn shame that the fair trial he so desperately wanted has taken so long, so that justice, either way, can finally be done. Am I on total crack, you disingenuous executioner jerk? And given that Operacion Puerto broke well before this scandal, why not the same push for UCI to move on that--afraid of losing most of the peloton before our big starting day in London, are we?
Steve-Z thinks everything is messed up too.
Quickrelease.TV finds Phil Ligget unimpressed with the writing of Landis out of Tour history.