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Landis verdict due today

Tour de France
by Ataxia87 (U12013258) 30 June 2008
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I wonder if Lemond's number has been removed from the phonebook on his phone... :-D

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posted Sep 11, 2008

Well, as much as I hate it, his time has been served, he should be allowed back same as anyone else.

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posted Sep 11, 2008

Landis is a disgrace, he would never be allowed back to major events surely.

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posted Sep 11, 2008

To clarify -- Landis did not test positive for elevated levels of testosterone. He tested positive for a high ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone. Then a follow-up test suggested that he might have artificial testosterone in his system. Five of six arbitrators agreed, though they also found the lab at fault for a few errors in protocol.

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posted Sep 11, 2008

Landis also got a big fine from CAS I believe for taking the whole thing to court. Like anyone else, if you serve out your sentence, one should be able to come back.

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posted Sep 11, 2008

ok 2 things
1. if he was so guilty why would he go to such and effort to get the doping tests revoked???and why would he want to come back to the tour de france ...this can only mean he wants to prove he can and did do it in 2005 (was it) without extra testosterone which in his defence he said he had naturally high levels which is possible.

2. for those people who say that it is a disgrace he is taking part in the tour de france after getting a ban... the point of a 2 year ban is that after the 2 years you are allowed and ahould caome back to the sport otherwise what is the point of a 2 YEAR ban????

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posted Sep 12, 2008

hmmm both he and Armstrong, must be something new and hard to detect out there...

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posted Sep 12, 2008

Damage36 - So what's your view on David Millar?

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posted Sep 12, 2008

"The 32-year-old American was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone"

The horrible thing here is that despite Landis's extreme efforts he has not been able to educate the media in the slightest. This utterly shoddy and incorrect news reporting is pitched at the same level as the French labs that Landis tried to stand up to.

If more people fought for justice the way Landis did then we might actually develop a better justice system - one that works perhaps.

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