The CyclingNews contains a few items of interest today and among them Patrik Sinkewitz is still looking for a ride, and Jan Ullrich's news is not ALL bad.
ESPN writes about the UCI's bio passports and the fact that they are issuing 854 of them to riders who have provided profiles. See the story below on one of those who got "caught".
The VeloNews reports that the UCI has snagged its first doping cheat through the "bio passport" program, though the identity of the cyclist was uncharacteristically not reveled:
"The hematological profile shows changes in several key blood parameters and provides scientifically robust information on the likelihood that a rider is blood doping," said a UCI statement
"The steroid profile shows changes in hormonal parameters, which are a sign that the rider is doping with testosterone or similar substances."
Racejunkie takes note of the NY Times rehash of the genetic flaw/testosterone cheating story which fails to note the fact that some people have false positives due to genetics.
Josh's Blog has a survey of "60 sports pariahs", and Landis has dropped out of the top 10, 20, 30, and nearly 40, barely hanging in at #49. He's behind, if that is the right word, Tonya Harding, and just "ahead" of Kobe Bryant.
Finally, in the "please say some prayers department", The Fat Cyclist gives us all reason to be thankful for the mundane problems we face. Send some good thoughts out his and Susan's way -- they are needed.
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Friday, May 02, 2008