The VeloNews posts the announcement that Team High Road, formerly known as T-Mobile, is implementing a new anti-doping program which will be managed by the Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE). ACE also runs the anti-doping program for American team Slipstream/Chipotle:
Each of the team's riders will give a minimum of 26 random blood and urine samples per year, allowing ACE to build profiles of each individual that will help detect small changes in body chemistry that may be caused by blood transfusions or banned substances.
The VeloNews Monday Mailbag editor answers a question about the insular world of defense lawyers for those accused of doping, as in Maurice Suh.
The Desert News writes about WADA representative, and former DEA administrator and persecutor, Scott Burns who feels that even though athletes like Floyd Landis are not criminals it is still important to make examples of them as they are role models.
Chicago Bike Racing talks with the organizer of the Tour of Elk Grove, Craig Johnson.
I'm not sure if you remember, but Floyd Landis was going to race that year.
I remember that.
And six days before our race he got caught. That was kind of a blow to us. We had ESPN coming out to cover the race. We had all the major networks coming out. This was going to be Floyd's first race, since he won the Tour de France, back in America.
WADA Watch preens briefly for being cited in a legal opinion on the WADA website, but is not impressed by the result. He has problems with the lack of definition of the "aggravated circumstances" in the new Code, and isn't thrilled by the offered clarifications.
Mr. Buddy wonders about the inequities in the length of the suspensions given to MLB drug cheats as compared to that of say, Floyd Landis'. It's a short comment.