Friday, September 21, 2007

Landis finally done...we hope

Floyd Landis lost his doping case Thursday when arbitrators upheld the results of a test that showed the 2006 Tour de France champion used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback victory. The decision means Landis, who repeatedly has denied using performance-enhancing drugs, must forfeit his Tour de France title and is subject to a two-year ban, retroactive to Jan. 30, 2007. Speaking from his home in Murietta, Calif., outside San Diego, an angry Landis sounded as if he were leaning against an appeal and seemed fatalistic about the odds he will ever race professionally again.

"I have to assess whether a system that corrupt is worth subjecting myself to again," Landis told's Bonnie D. Ford. "I don't have any reason to believe that CAS is any more sincere. Landis, who spent an estimated $2 million on his defense, called the ruling "completely absurd" and said he drew no consolation from the fact that the panel found some of the French lab's procedures lacking. Although he said he was surprised and disappointed by the decision, he added that it confirmed his suspicion that the outcome may have been a foregone conclusion.

The reason the results were a foregone conclusion was because he was caught red-handed. And what I find completely absurd is how this joker still thinks people actually believe him. Kobe Bryant telling his wife that 'it just fell in there by mistake' has more credibility than the shit Landis spews.


Anonymous said...

Good riddance. Landis is a disgrace.

ng chang loves box said...

he is left with no title, no yellow jersey and a tiny wang. was it worth it Landis?