The VeloNews reports on the signing of suspended Italian Ivan Basso by Liquigas. Basso's OP suspension for "intending" to dope ends on October 24, and his new contract is for two years. Fears are already being expressed in some circles that this will exclude Liquigas from some big cycling events next year.
The CyclingNews weekly letters column has some interesting comments on Greg LeMond and the other usual topics of discussion.
Racejunkie notes the addition of the "angelic", or is that teflon coated, Ivan Basso to Liquigas, and ponders the "put on" fight against doping. You don't mean we're going though all of this Hell just for show, who knew?
MTBReview Forums note timing complications and a very controversial DQ of Will Black, the men's single-speed winner at Cohutta, days after the race and 15 minute protest period. This probably has something to do with why the results weren't posted until yesterday.
Will Black has his story and a followup.
The resulting declared winner, DJ, has his own race story, never mentioning WB, and talking about coming in second.
It seems from here to be a travesty, and a reason to have someone who understands the rules capable of enforcing them -- like a sanctioning body, perhaps. Hmmm, this swords cuts both ways. The rules seem to allow what he admits openly having done, getting food support from his wife at aid stations.
Philospher's Playground comes late to the game, and considers the Landis case game theoretically, with some confused facts that make it kind of hard to discuss on his terms.
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Friday, April 25, 2008