Rumor Mill: Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team to be???????

In the never ending quest to be the first to break major cycling news we at Bicycle .net are going to start a rumor. Who is going to take over from Discovery Channel as sponsor? It is based on nothing but gut instinct. It sure could be true. Just think about it...... What company could drop 20 million plus per year on a sports team without denting its $15B value, and already has an interest … [Read more...]

Landis Raising Funds in Houston to Fight Doping Charge

Tons of typos in this news blurb which misses that it took place in Houston, Texas: Cyclist Landis raises more money for doping fight as tests go on Emabattled 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis made a fundraising appearance at a suburban bicycle store here Tuesday even as retests of his doping samples were being done in France. The 31-year-old American is combating the positive … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Floyd Landis Wants Retests at UCLA

BREAKING HEADLINE: American cyclist Landis wants new tests at UCLANEW YORK (Apr 13, 2007) The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency will test backup urine samples from Tour de France champion Floyd Landis over the cyclist's protests about the need for the tests and the credentials of the French lab where they'll be analyzed. Landis, who tested positive at last year's Tour, said the tests aren't … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis Urine to be Retested — Arbitrators

Um, once evidence is demonstrably mishandled, exactly how can a subsequent test be trusted? Thursday's LA Times (reprinted here because it's a subscribers-only article) writes: Arbitrators rule against Landis Panel gives U.S. anti-doping officials permission to retest urine samples April 12, 2007 An arbitration panel has ruled against Tour de France champion Floyd Landis on two procedural … [Read more...]

BREAKING: French Lab Errors Admitted in Cyclist Floyd Landis Case

From Breitbart.Com via The Drudge Report and Little Green Footballs: Embattled Tour de France winner Floyd Landis received a boost in his fight against a positive doping test after French lab records showed a protocol violation. The Los Angeles Times reported that the French laboratory which found the positive results against Landis had two technicians involved in the original urinalysis and … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis Racing in France in 2007 — Non!

BIKINGBIS reports: Floyd Landis promised French anti-doping authorities on Thursday that he won't race in the upcoming Tour de France, or any French bike race, this year. In return, the French anti-doping agency said it would postpone its case against Landis until after the US Anti-Doping Agency rules on the charges. This should be a surprise to no one. Here it is February. Landis has … [Read more...]

Pounding the French to Delay Landis Inquiry

Agence France Presse reports : World Anti-Doping Agency chief Richard "Dick" Pound (pictured, right) said Wednesday that he has asked the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) to postpone its investigation into Floyd Landis (pictured below, left) until the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ends its inquiry. Landis tested positive for a skewed testosterone-epitestosterone ration following Stage 17 of the 2006 … [Read more...]