Originally Posted by Dakota rube
I, too, am rapidly becoming disgusted with the whole cycling world. Is the doping (etc.) so rampant that there are no "clean" champions? What amazes me is Landis' insistence in his innocence. Is he so certain that the "B" sample will clear him? Or is he merely an incurable liar?
Next year's Tour will go on without my interest.
Cycling has a long history of doping. Riders literally plea to the camera in tears emphatically stating their innocence, only to later admit to wrongdoing. I don't believe, or disbelieve anything anymore. I just don't care.
Landis has stated that his B sample will not clear him; in other words, he expects the same results. It sounds as though he's going to try to clear his name in the appeal, which will take months and months. No matter the result of the proceedings, his performance has been marred. Nobody will ever know. My cycling friends have tried to persuade me for years that the entire peloton is doping, but I never believed it, until now.