Category: Floyd Landis Watch
One of the hottest match-ups for the coming year — Lance Armstrong vs. Floyd Landis at the Leadville 100 — has apparently fizzled out.
Armstrong announced at The Paceline website that he will not be racing in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race on Aug. 11, 2007, as previously indicated due to a “scheduling conflict.”
I'm marking that date on my calendar just to see …
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While their son talks to reporters from newspapers and magazines in Europe and the US, Floyd Landis's parents talked to the local Rotary Club this week.
Landis's strict Mennonite upbringing by his parents became an interesting sidelight to his career in 2006 as he racked up more and more bicycle race wins. But his parents were thrust into the news with the accusations that their son doped to win a stage of the 2006 Tour de France. Paul and Arlene had slightly different takes on their experiences since the doping allegations …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/12/24/landiss-mennonite-parents-on-very-short-lecture-circuit/
This is like one of those fantasy matches: “What if Satchel Paige pitched against Ichiro,” or “What if Johnny Unitas' Baltimore Colts took on Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts?”
The Floyd Landis camp issued a press release Tuesday that their guy is going to get on his mountain bike and race in the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, scheduled Aug. 11, 2007, in Leadville, Colorado.
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong had already agreed to ride in Leadville. This sets up a challenge between two Tour de France winners in a slightly different contest.
Who's missing? Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, of course. Wouldn't that be a wild contest? …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/12/19/its-official-landis-vs-armstrong-in-leadville-100/
Floyd Landis is saying he'll quit the sport of bicycling if a review of his doping case by US authorities leads to a long suspension.
Doesn't it seem a little early to be making those kinds of threats? Landis has been working up a defense to the doping charges and trying to raise doubts about the veracity of the lab tests. His case will be heard before the US Anti-Doping Agency early next year. He hasn't lost yet.
If the charges are upheld, the authorities might be all too willing to test his threat …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/12/13/floyd-landis-will-quit-cycling-if-he-gets-a-long-suspension/
A few sports columnists have resorted to “turkey” or “what I'm thankful for” lists this Thanksgiving, and some of those have named bicycle racer Floyd Landis.
Carl Seward mentions Tour de France winner Landis, a few places below Randy Moss, in his Turkeys of the Year at insidebayarea.com:
“Floyd Landis. Boy, did Landis ever take us for a ride. All those years suspecting Lance Armstrong of doping, and this dude gets caught in his chain ….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/11/23/sports-columnists-thankful-for-cyclist-floyd-landis/
While doping charges cloud his future in cycling, Floyd Landis visited the El Tour de Tucson bike ride that drew 8,125 participants this year.
Landis helped start the event on Saturday, watched from a scaffold, and talked with some of his supporters. He didn't participate in the 109-mile ride itself, although he has ridden in past years and actually won the race on a tandem in 1997.
The tandem's pilot that year was Dr. Arnie Baker, Landis' personal physician, who expanded on the cyclist's doping defenses …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/11/20/floyd-landis-returns-to-el-tour-de-tucson/
(Updated) The latest news of the weird concerning the doping case against American cyclist Floyd Landis is that someone has hacked into the French lab's servers and is sending bogus e-mails.
French police are investigating the virtual break-in after fake e-mails from the Chatenay-Malabry lab near Paris were sent to other anti-doping groups, such as WADA, the IOC, UCI, etc. The e-mails questioned the lab's responsibility in the Landis doping case and attached internal documents.
Although this is probably an outside job, it gives credence to the speculation that the lab isn't run as tightly as it should be. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/11/14/bogus-e-mails-and-public-hearings-floyd-landis-case-stumbles-on/
This year's Tour de France runner-up Oscar Pereiro is expected to be the star attraction at the 2007 Tour de France route presentation on Thursday.
Beleaguered winner Floyd Landis won't be there; he's busy fighting doping charges. He wasn't invited anyway, as his team folded after tests on his urine samples showed out-of-balance levels of testosterone in his system.
It will interesting to see if Landis is even mentioned at the event …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/10/25/pereiro-oui-landis-non-at-2007-tour-de-france-bike-race-route-presentation/
“It is a public relations effort by Landis to get public opinion behind him. It is easy to make up a power point presentation and put what you want on it.”
That's the reaction of Pat McQuaid, head of the Union Cycliste Internationale, to a PowerPoint slideshow prepared by Floyd Landis doc Arnie Barker. The slides suggest problems with tests performed on Landis' urine samples, specimens were mishandled or mislabelled, and could have been contaminated.
McQuaid has more than a passing interest in ensuring Landis is found guilty …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/10/14/quote-cycling-union-head-reacts-to-landis-presentation/
US bicycle racer Floyd Landis presented his defense against doping charges on his website Thursday. He cites the French lab for analytical errors, incorrectly labeled samples, not following international standards and lack of evidence chain-of-custody.
At least that's what I read in a couple of early news stories. By the time I logged on this morning to read the case he was making, the FloydLandis.com website was swamped or had crashed. Either way, I couldn't get in.
I made it later in the morning. Try this link for the specific post — Landis case information now online (can't download docs, must be a traffic jam) or go to “It's Here” at Trust but Verify. A mirror download site also has all the documents. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2006/10/12/floyd-landis-makes-his-case-to-the-public/