French media have reported that American Floyd Landis has declined a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency request to release remaining urine samples from last summer's Tour de France for additional testing. VN
oh for fuk's sake ...
So, the Frenchy's are reporting that Landis had a handful of Tour B samples not tested for exogenous testosterone that a Carbon Isotope Ratio test can pick up (argue the validity of this science amongst yourselves, please). They report that the USADA requested permission from Landis to test all the other B samples from last year's Tour for exogenous testosterone. They report he refused.
Why? Well, as a defense attorney ... you do that automatically because ... well, you can. Why even take the chance of admitting any new evidence that might damn your standing in the legal proceeding.
And so, it was a sound decision for an attorney to make.
... unless ~ you're trying to win over public support.
And, that's what Team FLandis has been doing, full gas, for months ... win over public support. The decision to not release the untested B Samples for testing of exogenous testosterone reeks of ... guilt. It forces us all to gulp and sigh to ourselves, "oh, if only he would just let the bastards have them, because ... he has nothing to fear in them being tested ... right?"
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