The Intellegencer writes about yesterday's circuit bike race and craft festival in Doylestown, PA where Floyd Landis held an autograph session. The crowds were said to be good though no numbers were available.
Pez went to Univest, and found Floyd a fan favorite, along with some other F's, and had time for some Q's:
Pez: What does it mean for you to come out to today’s events?
Floyd: It’s good. John Eustace has been supporting me publicly much more than a lot of people and if I can help him in any way I’m happy to. Also, he’s got a good thing going. A lot of cycling fans are cyclists themselves so to have a ride before the race is a very good idea.
Pez: How are you doing these days; mentally, physically, and the hip?
Floyd: My hip is fine. Physically I’m not in bad shape. I’m training a little bit now and pretty much missed a year of training but I’m doing well. Mentally I’m ready for some kind of progress at some point.
Pez: Do you want to get back and race the Tour de France?
Floyd: I would like to race again. Whether it’s at the Tour or not again I don’t know if that’s the only thing that matters but yea, I would like to race.
The CyclingNews reports this morning that Alejandro Valverde will fight the UCI ban on his participation in the World Championships with a threatened lawsuit. The UCI claims to have additional evidence of Valverde's involvement with Operation Puerto.
Bicycling provides an audio report on Saturday's Univest Grand Prix held in Souderton, PA. Floyd Landis rode in the accompanying Cyclosportif.
The Montreal Gazette posts a scattergun column largely about Les Canadiens but lists heroes and zeros too. You can guess which list they place Floyd Landis on.
Sportingo/Parisotto wants to warn Lance and Landis about the new wave of in-house testing, but we're not entirely sure why. Lance is retired; Landis was on the first team that did it, and is in favor of efforts like the Slipstream/ACE partnership. Maybe it was the headline writer -- Parisotto is really afraid these efforts will be geared to outfoxing the WADA labs, not weeding out cheats. Perhaps he missed the 'independant' part of the testing in these programs? Update: we're informed the original article is from February, so it's not timely.
Shining's Ultra Blog gives some SM100 flavor, with a few Landis mentions.
Sabernomics, about baseball, talks about misinformation about PEDs and the cost effectiveness of testing. Comments liken PED use to bank robbery, making for an enlightened debate. Sabernomics had earlier warned of the slope baseball may be on by looking at cycling and doubting that PED enforcement model is one to be followed.
Phantom Reflections feels that the Tour of Missouri is just what cycling fans weary of Tour de France fallout need. He imagines Floyd Landis being vindicated on the last day of the Tour, that's an interesting thought.
Extrmtao did something different last weekend, he rode alone and enjoyed it. He also recommends Harlan's account of racing with Floyd Landis recently at the SM100.
Kingp1n, for reasons as yet unclear, links us in his blogroll. Some of his posts are amusing, but it's a little inscruitable. What's the frequency, Kingp1n?
Rylo had a lot of time to read in the past year and provides a list of "best reads" which includes "Positively False".