View Full Version : Landis admit to doping - now is turing into the Canseco of cycling

05-20-2010, 07:37 AM

In a lengthy telephone interview from California, Landis detailed extensive, consistent use of the red blood cell booster erythropoietin (commonly known as EPO), testosterone, human growth hormone and frequent blood transfusions, along with female hormones and a one-time experiment with insulin, during the years he rode for the U.S. Postal Service and Switzerland-based Phonak teams.

Landis confirmed he sent e-mails to cycling and anti-doping officials over the past few weeks, implicating dozens of other athletes, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong; team management and owners; and officials of the sport's national and international governing bodies. ESPN.com is in the process of seeking comment from those individuals. Armstrong has long been dogged by accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs, but no anti-doping authority has ever confirmed that he tested positive.


This really upsets me for some reason. I guess I trusted Landis when he fought so hard to regain to his Tour de France title. I really did believe that he was innocent at the time.

From now, I am just going to trust the drug tests. Is some athlete ever is innocent, then guys like Landis have ruined any shot at redemption. :mad

As for Lance Armstrong, I don't know if we will ever know the truth. There was already some doubt about whether he did drugs or not, and now there is even more.

05-20-2010, 07:40 AM
I saw that this morning. I think it's hard to say about Armstrong but I have always had my questions.

05-20-2010, 12:23 PM
the mood was pretty sad at the bike shop about a block or two from my house where floyd worked before the tour de france scandal at green mountain cyclery. I had to go get a new seat for my bike and the 2-3 guys that work there were all shocked that he went off on lance.

05-20-2010, 01:26 PM
I'm sure Lance will deny it.

This could get ugly, and the French will surely try to get those titles overturned; if that's even possible.