George Vecsey of The New York Tines writes about cycling's "evolution" from dirty to "clean" and partially blames the media for in the past "not wanting to know". He also finds the most rational thing Floyd Landis has said in years is the following quote made to Bonnie Ford after the CAS ruling was announced Monday:
“I hope people who are interested in bicycle racing forget about me by the end of the week and turn on the television and watch the Tour, and give those guys the respect and attention they deserve,”
The CyclingNews says the director of the WADA lab in Cologne heartily decries the results of a recent report which stated that the new EPO test is inaccurate:
(Wilhelm) Schänzer emphatically denied the accuracy of the study, saying that the Danish scientists misrepresented why the samples were being sent to "Laboratory B". In a letter to the editors of the JAP, he explained that the lab was not aware that the results would be published, and was under the impression that the samples did not come from athletes. The results, he said, "were not obtained by means of the accredited method for urine analysis," which means they were not subjected to the normal procedure for anti-doping controls.
And in the morning's update CN says the ASO will show "no mercy" to those who dare to dope in this year's Tour warning teams who bring "doubtful" riders with them. Patric Clerc also addresses ASO's inconsistencies in Tour team selection with Astana being out, and Rabobank in. In other news Hilton McMurdo, who was sanctioned by ASADA for testosterone use, is disappointed with the way his case was handled and has stopped the appeals process due to monetary concerns.
VeloNews reports Christian Prudhomme as saying doping/dopers are "out" and the peloton has developed a "conscience".
The VN Mailbag has a number of letters on the case: Don't all legal procedings cost money?; Alphabets attitude towards athletes is wrong; Landis is an idiot who needs to win clean for any redemption.
Bloomfield Journal Editor thinks the the Landis case reflects on the believability of the Olympics, which he thinks are slipping into irrelevance because of the many scandals.
Rant has passed the incredible milepost of 500 posts, and managed to also write a book while doing so. He writes today of those "chickens" who always come home to roost, and one seemingly unintended, though murky, section of the CAS ruling issued Monday against Floyd Landis which could have far reaching consequences.
The Daily Czabe received an email from listener Phillp Hopkins who says hold off on the Landis bashing until you know of what you speak.
Peloton Jim says cycling is bigger than any one person, even Floyd Landis, and he is moving on with a preview of this year's Tour de France.
SSNN , whose motto is: "Sick of your sports? We make our up," writes about Roger Clemens 15 ESPY "nominations" but says Roger is no shoe in to win. Floyd Landis has been in denial for "like five years now" and he might just stop "whining" if he wins an award.
Ole Eichhorn said, before plugging us,
"In fact in addition to denying his appeal they went out of their way to insult him and his legal team."
Bicycle Victoria Forums are converging around the thought that a bonk is quickly (overnight) recoverable. They also provide this definitive example of an angry post: