Velonews (pointer from Fritz) says Trek is (counter-)suing Greg LeMond to terminate their business relationship, this a few weeks after LeMond sued Trek, again. The lovefest is clearly over. VN does a good job pointing to the primary documents:
The last is interesting, in a train-wreck kind of way. In paragraph 49 on page 10, it begins allegations about Lance Armstrong, which continue through paragraph 88 on page 18; Para 141 on p 29 begins charges about Armstrong being a Trek shareholder of improper influence against LeMond; Landis reference in para 148.)
As discovery request 18 on page 12 of an appendix, it asks for,
All documents relating to professional cyclists' actual or alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, including Trek's communications relating to the same, doping allegations relating to Armstrong or any other professional cyclist, and Dr. Ferrari.
This is the meltdown. The closeouts on LeMond brand bikes will be starting soon.
The Trek media page has more,
- Press Release - Trek to Immediately Sever Relationship with Greg LeMond - April 8, 2008 (PDF)
- Presentation by John Burke to Trek Employees/Media About the Announcement - April 8, 2008 (PDF)
- Summary of Trek Relationship with Greg LeMond, 1995-2008 — April 8, 2008 (PDF)
Local coverage in the Milwaukee Journal.
AP/Yahoo reports some results in "Oil for Drugs" cases: Mazzoleni, 2 years; Quagliarello life ban on second offense. Mazzoleni was 3rd in last year's Giro.
Racejunkie is going to be computer-free for a few days and wants us to ponder a number of things in her absence among them the guilt, or innocence, of Floyd Landis. Haven't we pondered that enough already?