Category Archive: Tour de France 2006

All is forgiven for Pereiro

The French anti-doping authority has dismissed proceedings against Spanish cyclist Oscar Pereiro for failing two doping tests during the 2006 Tour de France.

He showed them a note from his doctor. End of story. Everything is forgiven.

Last week a French newspaper reported the leak that Pereiro tested positive for the banned substance salbutamol (an asthma medication) during the Tour …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2007/01/26/all-is-forgiven-for-pereiro/

Pereiro joins Landis under Tour de France doping scrutiny

In the irony of ironies, Spanish cyclist Oscar Pereiro is being questioned by French anti-doping authorities for two failed drug tests during the Tour de France.

The number 2 finisher in last year's Tour, Pereiro, left, had been all but annointed with the yellow jersey as 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis fights accusations that he doped during the Tour. If Landis loses the fight, he loses the Tour title.

If Pereiro can't satisfactorily respond to the doping accusations, the title might go to — bear with me while I look this up — No. 3 finisher Andreas Kloden (Germany) of T-Mobile. But the French newspaper Le Monde says six other unidentified cyclists are being challenged.

As we go down the GC, we don't get to a Frenchman until AG2R's Cyril Dresser in No. 7. That might sound a little fishy, but Le Monde reported that some of the cyclists being challenged were Frenchmen. ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2007/01/19/pereiro-joins-landis-under-tour-de-france-doping-scrutiny/

Floyd Landis case moves ahead to open hearing

Cyclist Floyd Landis received word this week from the US Anti-Doping Agency that he's been formally charged with using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France bicycle race.

The next step, a hearing before a three-person arbitration panel, could occur by January. The 30-year-old American cyclist has said he wants that hearing to be open to the public.

If Landis fails to convince the arbiters that the tests carried out by the French lab were flawed, the whole thing will end up in the lap of the Court of Arbitration of Sport. That's the last stop before Landis would be suspended from professional cycling for two years and lose his Tour de France title. He's already …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/09/23/floyd-landis-case-moves-ahead-to-open-hearing/

Anti-doping agency to begin Floyd Landis review

Floyd Landis will launch his defense against doping charges next week when his attorney submits materials to a US Anti-Doping Agency review board that there's insufficient evidence to proceed against this year's Tour de France winner.

In a press release posted at FloydLandis.com, attorney Howard Jacobs says he and a team of scientific experts found “inconsistencies in the testing protocol and methodology” after reviewing 370 pages of documents provided by the French lab. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/09/09/anti-doping-agency-to-begin-floyd-landis-review/

Phil Liggett skeptical about Floyd Landis case

OLN bicycling commentator Phil Liggett was interviewed about the Floyd Landis affair last weekend by Carlton Reid of UK-based BikeBiz, a bicycle industry newsletter. Reid posted the interview online at YouTube.com in his Cycling News & View series.

“I'm still very skeptical about the whole thing,” Liggett says. “The Laboratory (Châtenay-Malabry) is unscrupulous to say the least, because they shouldn't know the sample they're testing.” …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/08/18/phil-liggett-skeptical-about-floyd-landis-case/

Bicycle quote: Armstrong's advice to Landis

“And the more you get out there and talk about it, I have to talk about it. The best is just to let the process play out and get out of the media. … I would have encouraged him just to lay low. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/08/12/bicycle-quote-armstrongs-advice-to-landis/

Floyd Landis' new explanation for doping

Floyd Landis appeared on Jay Leno's Tonight Show to offer still another possible reason why he tested positive for a high testosterone level in the Tour de France.

“I don't know if it's somehow or some way I ingested something that caused the tests to be that way,'' Landis told Leno. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/08/09/floyd-landis-new-explanation-for-doping/

Do you still believe Floyd Landis?

If you still want to believe in Floyd Landis, then you'll want to read his interview in USA Today.

Landis, who's holed up at his home in Murrieta, California, blamed the leaks from Union Cycliste Internationale for his having to scramble to try and come up with an explanation for the out-of-whack testosterone-epitestosterone ratio. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/08/07/do-you-still-believe-floyd-landis/

Floyd Landis sample positive; Phonak fires him

It's a black day in cycling. As most everyone expected, even Floyd Landis, the much-anticipated “B” sample came back positive.

The 30-year-old Tour de France winner was immediately fired by the Phonak team. He'll probably lose his Tour de France championship as well, depending on the action of the US Anti-Doping Agency. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/08/05/floyd-landis-sample-positive-phonak-fires-him/

All Floyd Landis, all the time

While we all sit around waiting for the French lab to test “B” sample from the Tour de France, here's what's happening on the Floyd Landis front.

Nothing. But that doesn't stop the flow of information. Here's a news item, a blog about organic chemistry, the reliability of lab tests, Bob Roll asking questions and a video from the Steven Colbert Report:

Landis has hired Howard Jacobs of Los Angeles as his attorney. Jacobs specializes in athlete-doping cases and was Tyler Hamilton's attorney. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/08/03/all-floyd-landis-all-the-time/

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