PARIS (AP) – Follow-up tests on backup urine samples by Tour de France champion Floyd Landis found traces of synthetic testosterone, the French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported Monday.
The tests on seven ‘‘B’’ samples clearly showed traces of the banned substance, the paper said on its Web site. Landis had insisted the follow-up tests weren’t necessary because the primary ‘‘A’’ samples tested negative for banned substances during the Tour." Reported by the New York Times today.
The Tour De France is a farce.
the tour is the way it always has been.
the farce is usada who sold out it’s own country by continuing to test samples that were already cleared and denied the presence of a landis representative to observe these re-tests, which were not legal in the first place. this is why the results are were “leaked” to the press.
further, usada has destroyed the evidence by allowing all of it to be consumed by their illegal re-tests to which a landis representative was denied observational access.
essentially we have a political entity looking to gain power and control over sport by colluding with wada and the french for credibility and continued existence. they’ve broken the law, sold out the country of their namesake, and thrown all of the values they claim to represent into the grinder with this quest to land a big fish.
usada = hypocrisy = dicks.
Refresh my memory though… Wasnt the a sample the one that showed the 11:1 ratio?
yes that is the famous stage 17 sample, the one which they pre-empted floyd’s right to test the B sample by an independent lab rather than the same lab that tested the A sample.
the re-tested samples in this story are from other tour stages and had all tested negative “until now” .
in short they’ve gone fishing through samples that have already cleared to prop-up their case for the stage 17 sample. [/quote]
Ah yes… I was thinking right then… What a dumb move by USADA… All credibility is now out the window. Unbelievable.