Saturday, December 29, 2007

Saturday Roundup

The Star Phoenix writes yet another story about the "year of the cheat" and says that the Landis saga was almost the saddest tale of all.

The Summit Daily News gives Floyd Landis a "comeback of the year" honorable mention for his remarkable ride at The Leadville 100 in August.

The CyclingNews notes that it's been suggested athletes, including cyclists, be implanted with a special anti-doping control microchip that could be used for GPS tracking purposes thus eliminating confusion about anyone's whereabouts. Hey if you can do it for your dog...And in Part3 of the CyclingNews' "Year in Review" the nightmare of this year's Tour de France and the fallout afterwards is reexamined. writes of the year 2007 where gun violence, racism, and Floyd Landis were among the top local stories.

finds Gordon White writing of the year past in sports where cheating seemed to reigned king. Floyd Landis is mentioned, but so is 2007 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.

You Need to get Real devises hypothetical New Year's resolutions and has one for Floyd Landis stating,"I will continue to claim my innocence even though nobody cares.". But "Real" you're wrong, lots of people still care.

The Roid Report, also at "Steroid Nation", gives out the "Roidies" for the year 2007. Floyd Landis comes in #5 in the "Best Overall Roid Story" of the year category.

Erik Speaks has video from Forbes with Tom Danielson of Slipstream, talking about steroids and Landis. He thinks cycling is leading the cleansing of sport. On Landis, he doesn't think the case against him makes sense, but he moves away quickly. The interviewer wants to think Floyd got spiked somewhere, and ends asking what Danielson really thinks -- Tom doesn't think so.

Rocks Blog has something about Landis and power, but I can't make sense of it, nor find a machine translation that works.


jrdbutcher said...

Admittedly, I have a luddite tendency or two, but doesn't the implantation of micro chips into cyclists in order to support a whereabouts program seem just a bit over the top? Welcome to 1984, a tad late...