Thursday, July 27, 2006


Does that champagne have testosterone in it, too?

Breaking News from ESPN:

Tour de France champion Floyd Landis tested positive for high levels of testosterone during the race, his Phonak team said Thursday on its Web site.

The statement came a day after the UCI, cycling's world governing body, said an unidentified rider had failed a drug test during the Tour.

The Swiss-based Phonak team said it was notified by the UCI on Wednesday that Landis' sample showed "an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone" when he was tested after stage 17 of the race last Thursday.

Landis made a remarkable comeback in that Alpine stage, racing far ahead of the field for a solo win that moved him from 11th to third in the overall standings. He regained the leader's yellow jersey two days later.

Whatever happened to just competing and doing your best? Why do these asshole athletes risk everything by injecting themselves with shit?

The Tour de France people have been up Lance Armstrong's ass for YEARS (and haven't found a thing). If you're taking/doing something besides eating a plateful of pasta and a couple liters of water, you WILL get caught. So WHY the FUCK do you do it? Everyone applauds your victory for a day or two, and now for the rest of your life you will be seen as a cheater--scum, basically.

Landis' mother after the victory: "People would come up to us and say, 'He is a man of honor. He would be a good image for young bicyclers to say, 'you can do it, you can just never give up'."

I bet she's real proud of you now, bonehead.

After the race, columnist Andrew Hood wrote of Landis: "A legend was born." That legend is dead now. Way to go, douchebag.