Recent cycling vs car accidents have crowded cycling blogs with all too much frequency. Unfortunately this ugly trend has hit very close to home with the injury of TBV last night in such an accident. He is resting comfortably in the hospital and may be off the bike for a while. If you ride, be vigilant, if you drive please watch out for riders, they are so vulnerable. Updates will follow.
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ESPN's Bonnie Ford reveals that Floyd Landis has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court over the recent CAS decision that went against him:
Suspended cyclist Floyd Landis has taken the unusual step of challenging his doping conviction, stepping outside the anti-doping adjudication system to try to prove in U.S. federal court that his case was not fairly heard by a sports arbitration panel.
Lawyers from firms in California and Texas filed a motion late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to vacate the arbitrators' award in Landis' appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport last July.
The lawyers did so on the grounds that the three men on the panel -- including the arbitrator Landis chose -- should have disclosed conflicts of interest that could have led to bias in their decision.
Rant could have written about lots of things tonight, but he chose instead to write of the dangers that cyclists face on the roads every day. He wrote about one cyclist in particular who is in lots of folk's thoughts right now, TBV.
Pommi sends his good wishes for a speedy recovery to TBV. Thanks Pommi.
The CyclingNews writes of Dick Pound's dissatisfaction with Lance Armstrong's comeback and proposed association with anti-doping expert Don Catlin. It's just not enough for Mr. Pound who has an elephantine memory.
Jen and Oli on the Loose had quite the "pub crawl" recently with Floyd Landis in Alabama. Jen and Floyd were "best friends of the night" and Jen talked to locals into letting Floyd sing "Sweet Home Alabama". Anyone got that on youtube?
Save a Limb Ride Don't forget that Floyd Landis and the ubiquitous Bob Roll will be participating in this year's ""Save a Limb Ride" which will take place on Sunday, September 28th near Baltimore, Maryland.
Rant notes the official return of LA. and wonders about the roll Don Carlin will play in this seemingly never ending saga.
Racejunkie also writes about the return of the "king" noting that "baby" Contador may have changed his tune.