Bike Seats to Bedpans says it's as if the past two years never happened in the Tour de France, and wants to believe Floyd Landis didn't cheat:
However, whether he did or not, did not become clear to me from the evidence that was presented by the agencies that seemed so determined to revive the traditions of the inquisition! International standards and basic scientific principles were violated.........their scientific proceedure and integrity left room for doubt! I hope there was more to this than was presented to the public........or there is no real justice in international law!
Rant provides more wisdom from Johan Bruyneel who say the Tour de France is an apropos metaphor for life. Yup, as this week has so aptly proven sometimes life really sucks.
Racejunkie reviews yesterday's TdF stage, and has some "chicken news" to share. Beware the "spoiler alert".
Phantom Reflections talked about the ruling earlier this week:
What the CAS ruling does more than anything else is prove Floyd’s innocence. Why would they go to such lengths to personally attack the man? If the facts were against him all they had to do was state those, deny his appeal, and then move on. I think that would have gone down a lot better with the entire cycling community.
A poll at Road Bike Rider has results as of tonight:
|What's YOUR verdict on Floyd Landis?|
|Justice has been served - 21%|
|He's the innocent victim of imperfect drug testing - 34%|
|His samples or tests were sabotaged - 14%|
|I still can't decide - 26%|
|I couldn't care less - 6%|
|Total Votes: 2581|
That's 48% thinking he wasn't guilty, vs. 21% who think he got what he deserved. Note that biased readership, and self-selected sampling make for highly unreliable results, like the Dewey Defeats Truman polls. Still...