Sunday, August 06, 2006

Well, there's always the Tour of Utah

Floyd Landis' other urine sample came back positive for testosterone, so it looks like he was drugged up when he won the Tour de France. The sample in question was the urine sample that was taken after the 17th stage where Landis shaved 8 minutes off his time to get back into contention for the yellow jersey.

When I first heard of this, I thought that the French were just being "pissy" because they lost and they had to find something to disqualify Landis. Now, after all that I have read in the MSM, it seems that he was on something. However, I have also read that testosterone is not a preformance-enhancing drug, but something that would hurt his performance more than help. But, because the internet is like the MSM (both unregulated), you need to wait a bit until the truth bubbles up thru the fecal material to the surface. So, this could be as it seems, a straight doping case, or it could be another sinister, French plot to discredit any American cyclist because they are still pissed that none of their riders are worth anything. Time will tell.

In the meantime, the Tour of Utah starts tomorrow and race promoters are touting the last stage of the six-stage race, Stage 6, as the toughest climb in America. So, all is not lost for American cycling fans. You can forget your troubles by watching the Tour of Utah and take solace that Team Discovery has signed Levi Leipheimer, a Montana native, but a Rowland Hall-St. Mark's graduate/one-time University of Utah student to their team for next year. How many femto-seconds until the French "discover" that he takes "performance-enhancing" drugs is still up to debate.


At 10:27 AM, Blogger BobG said...

"...because they are still pissed that none of their riders are worth anything."

That is because it is a bicycle race; if they had a race for running away, they would probably win the world title...

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Captain Holly said...



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