The CyclingNews quotes Robbie McEwen as saying the Swiss have him all wrong, he loves their country, as long as he's winning there he does anyway.
In other CyclingNews as we near the 2008 Tour de France, some riders have still not been paid by the ASO for last year's work. Maybe they should stage a sit down in protest. Elsewhere, Nathan O'Neill is satisfied with the 15 month suspension given him by the CAS which is obviously less than the 24 months given him by ASADA. The Australian anti-doping authorities will now review the case to determine any possible appeal of the decision. In more PED news, Italy's Ruggero Marzoli has been sanctioned by the Italian cycling federation (FCI) for six months for involvement in the Oil for Drugs investigation revolving around Doctor Carlo Santuccione. The FCI ruled that Marzoli is liable for his contact with Dr. Santuccione and is therefore considered guilty of "attempted use of prohibited substances and a sanction is imposed."
VeloNews' mailbag contains a few notes from readers who are just trying to get the Tom Boonen brouhaha straight.
Rant borrows from Tom Petty as he points to the agony Floyd Landis has had to endure for the past two years. His headline aptly states "The Waiting is the Hardest Part". Indeed:
Twenty three months, give or take. That’s how long it’s been since the accusations against Floyd Landis first blew up in the media. Twenty three months, and still no final resolution. In just a short while (as I write this), it will be two months since lawyers for Landis and for USADA were supposed to file their final arguments or proposed findings of fact, following the CAS hearings held in New York City during the month of March.
Jon from Trail's Edge Racing Team posts some results from the Lumberjack 100 held this past weekend, apparently without Floyd Landis who was scheduled to participate. Jon notes that as there are no stats kept for "DNS", or "did not start" Landis received a "DNF". Pictures of the event are also included. The official results are now available on the Lumberjack website in a PDF file.
Racejunkie wants "in denial mode, evildoer victim" Tom Boonen to know that we love him because of his "foibles" not despite them, and hey Robbie ever heard of Miss Manners?
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Wednesday, June 18, 2008