The CyclingNews' MTB roundup finds last year's NUE champ Chris Eatough anxious to defend his title, and he seems to be looking forward to racing against Floyd Landis:
"I'm sure Floyd Landis [Smith & Nephew] will be a factor. He has excellent fitness and takes these races fairly seriously," he said of his newly committed competition. The two raced at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 in 2007, but Eatough did not finish after suffering a severe mechanical within the first 20 miles. Landis finished third.
In other CyclingNews Tom Vannoppen confirms that he did test positive for cocaine, but that he did not rat out Tom Boonen as his supplier as was stated in the Belgian press. CN also runs a small piece on the Kayle Leogrande vs. USADA story still referring to him as the "anonymous" cyclist..
The Guardian Unlimited writes about cyclist David Millar's contribution in helping to "establish" Slipstream/Chipotle, and Floyd Landis' comments about Slipstream are included in the piece.
The Street lists the Sundance Film Festival's best entries this year and includes "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" in which Floyd Landis has a "cameo."
Rant writes about "John Doe", now presumed to be Rock Racing cyclist Kayle Leogrande and the filing of a lawsuit on his behalf by Maurice Suh and Howard Jacobs against USADA for testing "B" samples when "A" samples have tested negative. Rant feels USADA is trying to run Leogrande (and maybe Rock Racing?) out of cycling, and Don Catlin's comments sound very discreet, approaching disingenuous.
VeloGoddess got to ride the perfect ride on the perfect day yesterday in California near Torrey Pines, and thinks she saw Floyd Landis, in black, with a group of riders in blue. If true, Floyd, please wear your helmet!
UltraRob mentions the fact that Floyd Landis will be running the NUE this year and even though UR thinks most of the top riders do ,or have doped, he feels Floyd got bad lab work. He cites comment on Landis going to the NUE here.
Super Rookie bets he knows who the "anonymous cyclist" is in the USADA lawsuit just filed by Maurice Suh. If he reads Rant (or us) this morning he will know with even more confidence."
Welcome to the Tea Boutique also reviews "Bigger, Stronger, Faster".
Dr. Joan Bushwell seems to have caught up on her reading here, glad she didn't take certain comments too personally, we'll be sure to do the same with hers. For the record, Strbuk drinks Peets.
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Saturday, January 26, 2008