Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Floyd makes last plea

Here's and excerpt from the BBC's news on Floyd Landis' last attempt to overturn the ruling that stripped him of the TDF yellow jersey.

American Floyd Landis has filed his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in his final attempt to overturn his two-year doping ban.

The disgraced 2006 Tour de France winner tested positive during the race.

He is appealing against September's ruling by a US arbitration panel that upheld laboratory findings that he used synthetic testosterone during the Tour.

Landis's lawyer, Maurice Suh, said: "We will prove, once again, that the French laboratory's results are inaccurate."

Landis tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after his victory on stage 17 of the 2006 Tour, and Spain's Oscar Pereiro was subsequently declared the 2006 Tour de France champion.

You can download a .pdf of the entire article HERE.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tour de France '08 Planning

I have to confess that I haven't really put much effort in the way of preparing for the Tour de France 2008. I do own and and will soon be forwarding those addresses here so I can blog from anywhere.

But for July 2008, I am still trying to figure out if I'll travel to France to cover it, if I'll be on sabbatical, or what the plan is.

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More to come...