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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Aiee Yiee Yiee... Is this the Bombshell Tour 2006 or what? Ya know, I just cannot believe that Floyd would have done testosterone when he knew he would be tested. It’s the same scenario as Roberto Heras - down to the wire and would you dope if you knew you were going to be tested? And who else is in this scenario but the same French lab as always.... the one I wouldn’t even trust to do a pregnancy test. The same French lab that the right amount of Euros will buy you whatever result that will make the most outrageous news...

And, dammit, whenever I surf the Net about Landis - why, why, why do the majority of writers/bloggers choose to say that Landis was “loosing” the stage. Come on guys, can you just brush up a bit on your spelling and grammar? Floyd Landis maybe was “losing” the stage, but he was not “loosing” the stage or what ever the Hell he was losing. Forums, blogs, whatever - Losing, not loosing, OK?

And Lance is/was at RAGBRAI, and if you would like to see the local news and real photos (even though the images are totally amateur, over-exposed and boring) about his appearance, go Here . The beer-guzzling-on-the-bike shot is not what one would call flattering.

Oh, BTW, speaking of testing, now the Spanish Inquisition is saying that some of the riders they crucified are really clean, like Beloki. Oh, excuse us, here’s a letter certifying that you really didn’t dope, Adios now from Operacion Puerto. Oh, did it ruin you life and reputation and income, and keep you out of the Tour de France? Well, that’s life in the cycling world... Vaya Con Dios.... Buena Suerte...

Almost forgot the other closer-to-home Bombshell - Frankie Andreu fired from Toyota United? Unbelievable - he worked his arse off getting the team together and he is a great DS. What is the real story here? Hard to believe it's cause he missed Tour de Nez - something else going on I think....


  • You tell 'em! I can't believe Floyd would lie to MOM!

    By Blogger nancytoby, At 12:19 PM  

  • The guzzling beer pic makes me feel sorry for my friend whose teen is riding RAGBRAI. Really riding, as opposed to showing his face and then boozing again. What a wonderful example this man has become.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:39 PM  

  • That lab, combined with the Tour management and l'Equipe are worse than the maffia.
    That said, the sad thing about the events of the last few months makes me think that I would not be a 100% sure of anyone anymore. Sad, and painful.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:41 PM  

  • I was as shocked as the next guy when I heard the news, but blaming the lab this time isn't right. The first test wasn't analyzed there, so lets at least try to be fair about that. Just hope Floyd has a good explanation. As for the pictures: they are taken by amateur photographers, so they can't be as good as yours: no need to look down on them. For me they show a man who's working on the same cause he's always working on, but this time having a little fun as well. I see no harm in that (he wasn't drunk, was he). Maybe people over there enjoyed the fact that he joining in in the fun more than him just riding his bike (which he can) and speeching (which he obviously can to).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 9:59 PM  

  • I am SO disappointed. And I feel so bad for Floyd. I'm pretty cynical about cycling, but I think it's such a hard sport. There still could be a natural cause for the testosterone (I hope). After all, Floyd was riding like a mad man. Wouldn't that cause the brain to produce all sorts of stress-related chemicals?
    I hate what those hypocrites (organizers) are doing to the riders. They make the tour impossibly hard, and then punish the guys who leave their flesh and blood on the asphalt. Something's wrong--and it's not just with the cyclists. If Floyd is disgraced, I'm not watching the tour anymore.

    By Anonymous Amy, At 4:34 AM  

  • I hear you on the LOOSING thing. I've seen people all over the place misusing this word for years. I'm afraid it's one of those "Oh, the language is fluid, see how it evolves" things, and it's just going to go from common usage into a formal change. Like "alot" and "purposely." Agh.

    And Floyd is innocent! :)

    By Blogger Lostcheerio, At 6:04 AM  

  • Actually you CAN blame the lab; it is exactly where the "A" sample was analyzed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:53 PM  

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