This is the wave of the future folks, if there's nothing of relevance to post on any given day TBV probably won't go up.
The CyclingNews says that Ricardo Ricco has been suspended, but Leonardo Piepoli still denies using banned substances at this year's TdF, this is only one story in a doping filled edition of CN. Vladimir Gusev is going to sue Astana for firing him, and is going to ride in the Olympics. And more.
The VeloNews mailbag feature is back and bursting with opinions.
TAS-CAS's instant justice department has decided its first case, in favor of an athlete against the federation. Christel Simms is swimming for the Phillipines with dubious residency, and FINA said "no" for the Olympics. CAS said, "yes", because FINA had allowed her to compete in previous international events, and was therefore estopped from refusing her now. This means some people at CAS understand estoppel, even though nothing was said about the changing arguments of USADA against Landis. Consistency is not CAS' strong suit.
Exercise in a Pill already has a WADA mass-spectrometry test, says Reuters via Yahoo. Glad that is taken care of.
Aketze Peña released a statement yesterday after winning his case on the basis of lab "irregularities". We're hoping to find the award so we can try to reconcile it with the Landis case.
Racejunkie pens the much anticipated 2008 Tour de France "Awards" with this category being representative, and yeah what about this?:
I Call Bull!@#$ Award (Individual): Alessandro "Wheezy" Petacchi, busted for asthma meds he had a get-out-of-jail-free Therapeutic Use Exemption card for, didn't get to ride, but Leonardo "Gaaaaasssspppp!" Piepoli, similarly implicated at last year's Giro, did (and we all know how well *that* turned out). Alberto Contador, opaquely linked to Operacion Puerto by his initials, didn't get to ride, but Alejandro Valverde, opaquely linked to Operacion Puerto by his dog's name, did. Big lovable lunk Tom Boonen, busted for out-of-competition coke, didn't get to ride, but Stefan "I Heart Amphetamines" Schumacher did. What the !@#$ is wrong with you, ASO?
While Rant finds it laudable that Ricardo Ricco "confessed" to using EPO during this year's Tour de France, he is concerned, as is Ricco, about the lack of reliability in the testing.