Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday Roundup

The Gainesville Sun interviews Professor Bruce Goldberger who testified at the Landis vs USADA hearings in May and is more than vocal in his criticism of the lab which determined that Landis had exogenous testosterone in his urine sample collected after Stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France. Goldberger has remained silent since the end of the hearings, but feels now is the time to make some noise and states that the French scientists' work at the LNDD was "inexcusable" and "garbage.". Still, he will likely not be involved in the CAS appeal:

Landis has decided to appeal his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, the world's top sports court in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Goldberger, who probably won't be involved in the appeal because it concerns the second test, said he definitely thinks Landis should take the time and expense to make the appeal. That said, Landis' reputation has already been sullied beyond repair, Goldberger said.
"In this case, bad science has ruined the career of Floyd Landis," he said. "The damage has been done."

The CyclingNews has more today from a published interview with former T-Mobile rider Patrik Sinkewitz who gives details of his career as a PED using cyclist. The VeloNews covers the same story.

The San Francisco Chronicle's
Scott Ostler tells Martina Hingis that she's a baby for not fighting substance abuse allegations, but then says Floyd Landis is weasely for declaring his innocence loudly and fighting on. Huh?

The Boston Globe
reviews "Steroid Nation" a book about PEDs in and out of professional sports, in which Floyd Landis makes what is probably an inevitable appearance.

Mike Lupica
of the Daily News, in a piece largely about Isiah Thomas in denial, thinks Martina Hingis sounded just like Floyd Landis did at first in trying to make excuses for herself and her positive test for cocaine.

LumgoweeLand hates cheating and thinks we, as Americans, are better than that. The Floyd Landis scandal made him feel embarrassed to be from this country.

Velo Swiss had a late night with LSU, but takes some training advice from Floyd Landis to heart.

Thought for the Day

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.

--Frank Zappa--


Dan Brekke said...

Scott Ostler has been weaseling for so long he's forgotten what it means. It's interesting the way Floyd Landis has made the transition from a real person with real accomplishments to a symbol for a certain sort of undesirable behavior, a la Leona Helmsley (not that I'm comparing Floyd to Leona; she *was* the Queen of Mean). r