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    Say it aint so Floyd!

    Landis stripped of his Tour title and suspended 2 years. The suspension is no big deal since he is semi retired, but losing the Tour title sucks.

    ESPN - Landis banned for doping, stripped of '06 Tour title - Cycling


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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    I'm not saying this because I'm convinced Floyd is innocent. I have no idea.

    But I'm fairly confident in saying that this all has more to do with 7 years of American domination in France's "national pastime" than it does with drugs or cheating.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Anyone who watched his comeback in '06 was kidding themselves if they thought he wasn't doping. You just don't make-up that kind of time that quickly, particularly given that he was injured.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    That whole sport is the biggest joke on the planet. You know everyone in it is on the juice. Not only that but they all get caught. The exeptoin is Lance.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Landis should pull the stunt Farva talked about in Super Troopers (can't remember the exact quote and it's not on imdb.com).


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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I'm not saying this because I'm convinced Floyd is innocent. I have no idea.

    But I'm fairly confident in saying that this all has more to do with 7 years of American domination in France's "national pastime" than it does with drugs or cheating.
    yeah, you're right. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that he tested POSITIVE for banned substances and that is what happens to athletes who cheat. They probably would have let an italian keep his title even if he cheated to get it.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    That whole sport is the biggest joke on the planet. You know everyone in it is on the juice. Not only that but they all get caught. The exeptoin is Lance.
    Living up to your screen name there aren't you.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by taco2000 View Post
    Living up to your screen name there aren't you.
    actually I think he is close. the sport is no joke, those guys are great athletes...but the rest of his statements are pretty accurate although "all" is an overexageration.

    Or were you talking about his spelling.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    yeah, you're right. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that he tested POSITIVE for banned substances and that is what happens to athletes who cheat. They probably would have let an italian keep his title even if he cheated to get it.
    Yeah, probably.



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    The problem I have is they had 3 blood samples that day, 1 tested positive, 2 came out clean. Sounds like contamination more than cheating to me.


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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    The problem I have is they had 3 blood samples that day, 1 tested positive, 2 came out clean. Sounds like contamination more than cheating to me.
    That and every single one of his blood samples throughout that irrelevant race came out negative as well. Who dopes for just one race, especially when doping doesn't work that quickly?


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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    That and every single one of his blood samples throughout that irrelevant race came out negative as well.
    Hey now, hate the playa don't hate the game...

    I love the tour, I just wish they could get drugs out of it, because it is one of the more exciting events in sports, and it is on at a totally dead time of the year as far as sports go.


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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    actually I think he is close. the sport is no joke, those guys are great athletes...but the rest of his statements are pretty accurate although "all" is an overexageration.

    Or were you talking about his spelling.
    I wasn't talking about his spelling. To say that cycling is dirtier than, say football or baseball, is ignorant. I don't
    for one second think cycling is clean. It's probably more dirty than clean. However, I think pro sports are probably
    just as dirty if not more. What irks me is that they (UIC/WADA/ASO) are trying to clean things up and when
    someone is caught everyone says the whole sport is "on the juice".



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    Re: Say it aint so Floyd!

    Just so I'm clear on this, Landis was nailed for testosterone, not blood doping - right?

    Hamilton got nailed for blood doping, and that one was questionable from what I've seen.

    And I think his alternate sample came back with a positive like the 5th time it was tested. Basically Floyd's defense came down to contamination and improper procedures in the lab, and some accusations of conflict of interest by the lab - and not so much "it was only one test"



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    I blame it on those dirty French.



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