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Floyd Landis admits doping and fingers Lance Armstrong (So why did he spend $2M on his defense?)
Associated Press ^ | 05/20/2010

Posted on 05/20/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping but had always denied cheating, sent a series of e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors acknowledging and detailing his long-term use of banned drugs, the newspaper said.

The report said Landis wrote in the e-mails that he started doping in 2002, his first year racing with the U.S. Postal Service team led by Armstrong. Landis also admitted to doping in an interview with ESPN.com.

Landis also accused American riders Levi Leipheimer and Dave Zabriskie and Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, of involvement in doping, the Journal reported.

Armstrong is currently competing in the Tour of California and couldn't be reached for comment. Neither could Bruyneel, Leipheimer or Zabriskie.

International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid said Landis' allegations were "scandalous and mischievous."

"These guys coming out now with things like this from the past is only damaging the sport," McQuaid told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "If they've any love for the sport they wouldn't do it."

The governing body said it regretted that Landis accused former teammates without allowing U.S. cycling and anti-doping authorities time to investigate.

"An impartial investigation is a fundamental right as Mr. Landis will understand having contested, for two years, the evidence of his breach of the anti-doping rules in 2006," UCI said in a statement.

McQuaid said it was up to U.S.A Cycling and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to look into the allegations.

USA Cycling did not respond to calls and e-mails seeking comment.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doping; floydlandis; lancearmstrong; soreloser; tourdefrance
USA TODAY ASKS THE QUESTION :

So why did Floyd Landis spend $2 million on his defense?

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1 posted on 05/20/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Floyd Landis admits doping and fingers Lance Armstrong”

So, were the drugs administered in suppository form?


2 posted on 05/20/2010 10:12:36 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ewwwwwwwwww

Based on that title, I don’t want to read anymore.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 10:13:42 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: SengirV
Based on that title, I don’t want to read anymore.

Some thoughts:

* Some sentences should not be taken too literally.

* I think the Associated Press title might have been DESIGNED ON PURPOSE to elicit such reaction.
4 posted on 05/20/2010 10:15:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is zer0 spending so much hiding his long form?

Why did j f’en kerry cover up his form 180?

They don’t want to get caught in the lie.


5 posted on 05/20/2010 10:34:10 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Prunes.)
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To: SengirV

Well it would confirm suspicions Lance rides the bike for both teams.


6 posted on 05/20/2010 10:36:17 AM PDT by rintense
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To: SeekAndFind

The AP routinely uses sexually suggestive poor grammar.

Then again it could just be a flipping the bird type of conotation.

How many times did the french investigate armstrong out of shear hatred of the american?


7 posted on 05/20/2010 10:41:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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