The CyclingNews posts more fallout from T-Mobile's demise as a cycling sponsor, and Bjorn Leukemans has arranged for his "B" sample to be tested at the Barcelona WADA lab. His "A" sample was found positive for testosterone earlier this month after the World Championships.
ESPN publishes a Bonnie D Ford piece on the loss of T-Mobile's cycling sponsorship. The author speaks extensively with T-Mobile manager Bob Stapleton who says that cycling needs to adapt to this new reality, or face extinction. She also speaks with Doug Ellis, owner of Slipstream/Chipotle who has been very public in the battle against doping in cycling, but whose team has yet to face any kind of public scandal.
The Velonews reports that the court hearing the Andrey Kashechkin case, in which the cyclist claims doping controls violated his human rights, has stated it has no jurisdiction in the case:
However, the European Court of First Instance in Liége, Belgium, ruled Thursday that it did not have jurisdiction in the matter, noting that the case should have been filed in Switzerland, where the UCI is based. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union but is a signator to the human-rights treaty.
While the court declined to hear the case on jurisdictional grounds, it did offer some hope to those who feared the imapact Kashechkin's challenge might have on anti-doping efforts. The court noted that Kashechkin is probably contractually bound to comply with UCI and WADA doping rules, since the requirement to do so is an integral part of the agreement riders sign when taking out a license to race.
Mari and Dave, for unknown reasons, had a quote from Mr. Pound, but it's been changed. Nothing Landis there now.
Zbicyclist appreciated what he read in Fatty's blog about real courage in the face of enormous obstacles.
Traceeloran continues the debate about what constitutes a PED and if PEDs should be regulated and legalized.
Muckbee reminisces about riding the mountains of North Georgia.
All on the Field posts part 2 of an interview with "Steroid Nation" author and blogger Dr. Gary Gaffney.