Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Last Chance Appeal

Floyd Landis's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will be on March 19. I've not been keeping up with for months so I'll just point that date out and refer you to TBV for all (and I do mean all) the details.

I wonder what major league baseball would look like if their approach to doping were the same as cycling's?


  1. Frank, I just finished reading David Walsh's, "From Lance to Landis," an impeccably researched, wholly scientifically supported work on the matter of doping in the pro peleton. He also has major contributions from Lance's former sougnier (sp?), who has no beef with him. His basic premise is that the only game in the pro peleton is to manage your masking agents one step ahead of the tests to detect them. He thoroughly convinced me, and after I got done being depressed that Lance was probably never clean, I just pray they all stay healthy. Too many lives cut short through reckless use of dope not in search of an advantage, but just to keep up with all the other dopers in the 'ton. It's a really sad commentary, but a must read.

    The word on the street about Floyd is that his now-infamous beer and whiskey shot blew whatever masking agent to cover the testosterone that he was most assuredly using.

    The author, Mr. Walsh, is an award-winning sports writer for a London-based paper who has covered the European peleton for many years and is himself a cyclist, so he really has no beef in outing Lance or anyone else. If that's not depressing enough, his research strongly suggests that many of the heavy steroids Lance probably used in the early days *caused* his testicular cancer. Oy.

  2. I'm sticking my fingers in my ears and saying: "nah nah nah nah nah can't hear you la la la la..."