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Great, just what the cycling world needs, another doping scandal. :/
 

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Shit like this is stupid. fucking DRUG TEST them. in all sports for that matter. and if there is some bullshit union or something like that, that says you cant make them take it, Then why not just volunteer so you dont open yourself up to allegations that will tarnish your career and have no way to prove or disprove because of the time lapse.

I mean, if fucking gas station employees are drug tested, i think its ok to test world class athletes.

IMO, this is a bullshit waste of time story. If the sports dont care to test the athletes, then why should WE care.
 

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Shit like this is stupid. fucking DRUG TEST them. in all sports for that matter. and if there is some bullshit union or something like that, that says you cant make them take it, Then why not just volunteer so you dont open yourself up to allegations that will tarnish your career and have no way to prove or disprove because of the time lapse.

I mean, if fucking gas station employees are drug tested, i think its ok to test world class athletes.

IMO, this is a bullshit waste of time story. If the sports dont care to test the athletes, then why should WE care.
Did you read the story? :lol:

They DO drug test them. Landis failed a test in 2006, and was stripped of his Tour du France victory and suspended for two years for it. It's just that he's finally admitting to it, and implicating Armstrong, who has never failed a drug test.
 

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Transcript:

Lance Responds to Landis Allegations | Team Radioshack

Obviously everyone has questions about Floyd Landis and his allegations. I would say that I'm a little surprised, but I am not. In all honesty, this has been going on for a long time. The harassment and threats from Floyd started a few years ago and really, at that time, we largely ignored him. Johan can speak more to what Floyd exactly wanted from us and the team. A year ago, I told him, 'listen, you do what you have to do.' We have nothing to say and nothing to hide."

"They started again with some consistency and with some energy about a month ago before this race when Floyd continued to email, text and harass myself, Johan, Dave Zabriskie, Levi (Leipheimer), Andrew Messick, the CEO of Amgen, right around the time that they were trying to get into this race. Floyd made pointed threats to Messick and to the leadership of Amgen that if he wasn't let in the race he was going to say X, Y and Z about their product.

"I would remind everyone that this is a man that, first of all, from our perspective and from what's gone on at US Postal and Discovery and all of those Tours, we have nothing to hide. We have nothing to run from and if anybody has any questions we would be more than happy to answer them.

"I would remind everyone that this is a man that has been under oath several times with a very different version. This is a man that wrote a book for profit that had a completely different version. This is somebody that took close to a million dollars from innocent people for his defense under a different premise and now when it's all run out the story changes. So we are a little confused. Maybe just as confused as you guys.

"But with regard to the specific allegations and the specific claims, they are not even worth getting into. I'm not going to waste your time or my time. I think history speaks for itself here. We've all followed this case for the last four years. We've followed Floyd winning the Tour and we don't know what he did or didn't do when he was on that team. We can only speak about what he did when he was on our team. We followed the case, we followed all the drama with regard to the case and now we see something different. That is about it.

(Asked about allegations that the UCI was paid off in a bribe)" Absolutely not. No. That is the other thing, if you get into it. Obviously we've seen the email and that is not correct. But a lot of other things in the email, the timeline is off, if you go year by year."

"Ultimately all of the other emails that have been sent around will come out. The emails to myself will come out. All of the emails to Andrew Messick will come out, to John Burke from Trek. For someone that says he is here to clear his conscience, why are you sending emails to other people's sponsors, other people's partners, to the organizer of a race, to the sponsors of a race? That has nothing to do with your conscience. Eventually that will all come out. But, no, absolutely not."
 

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Did you read the story? :lol:

They DO drug test them. Landis failed a test in 2006, and was stripped of his Tour du France victory and suspended for two years for it. It's just that he's finally admitting to it, and implicating Armstrong, who has never failed a drug test.
Well if thats the case, then Armstrong must have also taken the same tests and passed, making this guys story bs. I would assume it was a random one or else this would be a non issue.
 

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When I first heard this, my initial reaction was "Bullshit." Ultimately, who knows? But it's so much easier to smear someone than for them to maintain their good name. :noway:

Lance is still a personal hero to me, and a cycling god.

On related notes, I got my bike back out today. Since I've been so gung ho about working out these past few months, I figured getting back into my old love would be fitting.
 

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I am so disappointed in Landis. I used to love watching him ride, and enjoyed pulling for him. I always wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, regarding how he denied all that he was accused of. But jeez... To blatantly deny all that mess SO defiantly for years, then shrug your shoulders and say, "Meh... Yeah, I did it. That and then some." And then turn and point your fingers at everyone else.

Apparently he's been threatening others with this media confession for a very long time, and has only now finally gone public.

Dammit, Landis... You disappoint me, and now become yet another of so many to bring continuous shame to my favorite sport. Thank goodness I didn't buy your lying sham of a book. :noplease:

I got my bike back out today.
'Atta boy. :yesway:
 
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