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Thursday, July 27, 2006

and that's the word ...

25 comments:

VeloRainDog said...

it seems to me that floyd would have to be galacticly stupid to have doped with testosterone before staging the comeback of comebacks, especially knowing he was going to be tested after the stage.

galacticly stupid.

Velo Bella said...

Maybe they got his sample mixed up with Commesso's?

Floyd does not strike me as galactically stupid. Testosterone is something you take during training, when you aren't being tested. Not on a stage you intend to win.

X Bunny said...

maybe his balls were sore after such hard stages so he put his testosterone patch on his back instead....

Kirkpatrick MacMillan said...

It's gonna be a Chamoix-cream type bust... just wait. "Oh we got this bolivian chocolate chamoix cream and rubbed it all over Floyd the night before because he was feeling sore. We had no idea it had any epometholbadshit in it. Look here's the package... it doesn't say anything about banned drugs. We're totally surprised"

Hick said...

bingo

still shitty

PAB said...

i agree with VB--would taking testosterone even have an overnight effect?

he was presumably tested the day before because he was in yellow, and that sample apparently came up clean, so it would seem anything he took was between those stages...

as usual, i am befused and confuddled...

Johnny Sprocket said...

Didn't everyone say all this about Heras when he won the Veulta. He'd have to be stupid to dope when he had the race won...blah, blah, blah, and then blam, you're out Roberto, the prize goes to Menchov posthumously. Still in shock and awe over these developments. If he did it and he's the mennonite character he claims to be, look for him to come forward with a tearful apology and a tell all accounting of his mistake. He'll own up to it in lieu of having a team of lawyers gum everything up. Of course, the dog lovers out there thought the same about Tyler.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

unfortunately, testosterone is a huge benefit to in-competition performance.

it aids in muscle recovery somethin' fierce.

ah well.

velogirl said...

The ego is a powerful thing. Floyd had nothing to lose at that point. Ego can easily overpower intelligence or common sense.

But it still would break my heart.

Makes me wonder if his team encouraged him to do this? And how many strikes does a team get before they're out?

Testosterone is the drug of choice among many female athletes, not only to increase muscle mass and reduce adipose, but also to aid in recovery.

PAB said...

oh.

well, that would explaing things.

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crap.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

"Makes me wonder if his team encouraged him to do this? And how many strikes does a team get before they're out?"


... new meaning for the team name "iShare"

velogirl said...

Just read an interesting study that correlates alcohol consumption with increased T/E levels -- posted on my little corner of the world -- http://velogirl.blogspot.com/

Dan Cleary said...

From what I heard on the Dan Patrick show on ESPN, Landis' testosterone wasn't abnormal, it was only the ratio of T to E. Numerator was normal, the E was severly below normal.

So, does that make a difference to anyone if that is true.

Benjaminiac said...

think about it. the guy loses 8+ minutes on the last climb one day. that's a powerful bonk, and we all saw him absolutely creeping up that hill. suffering just to turn it over.

then the next day, not only can he turn it over, but does it so well and for so long that he dispenses his adversaries and puts himself right back into contention, 3rd GC at the end of the day.

suspicious?

i'm talking about Jan Ulrich in the 98 tour.

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

stop being so damn clever.

Anonymous said...

New meaning for the team name (Kodak) EasyShare ?

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

only if you mean that he puts out.

mmm ... hot bjm congress

ginmtb said...

Nice call BJM...

I'm still holding out hope (or at least wanna believe).

What I find interesting is that you see polls being conducted about if people think Floyd is guilty vs. if Lance is guilty. Huge vote yes for Floyd, no for Lance. Floyd needs to hire Lance's law firm.

Jeez, I hope I still have a job after that comment...

ginmtb said...

MSNBC article from page 2

Testosterone can build muscle and improve recovery time when used over a period of several weeks, said Dr. Gary Wadler, a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a spokesman for the American College of Sports Medicine. But if Landis had been a user, his earlier urine tests during the tour would have been affected.

“So something’s missing here,” Wadler said. “It just doesn’t add up.”

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i believe this is the thoughts behind 'micro-dosing' ... to slip under the radar of peepee tests.

we're still talking about an interpretive test. for an interesting perspective on drug testing from a former pee-catcher, check this out.

Benjaminiac said...

anon, the only thing i share easily are pics of me drinking beer.

OV: goldi's gonna kick your ass if she sees you thinking silly thoughts like that out loud.

she's my congresswoman, serving with distinction.

nosajpalnud said...

check out #3 this is old but provides some good insight

http://www.gladwell.com/2001/2001_08_10_a_drug.htm

Flandria said...

cute pic...

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