Landis' 'B' Sample Returns Positive

Landis' 'B' Sample Returns Positive

There are 348 comments on the Cbs5.com story from Aug 5, 2006, titled Landis' 'B' Sample Returns Positive. In it, Cbs5.com reports that:

Floyd Landis' backup doping sample tested positive Saturday, increasing the prospect of the American cyclist being stripped of his Tour de France victory.The International Cycling Union said Landis' "B" sample ...

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Ivan

Ã…lborg, Denmark

#1 Aug 5, 2006
Floyd you are a stupid. And I sure that Lance also knows to cheet.!
Tim

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Aug 5, 2006
Everyone takes it. All do it. All sports.
Sad.. me thinks.
George Adams

Fairfax, VA

#3 Aug 5, 2006
The cycling authorities cannot be that stupid!

Administering anabolic steroids, so late in the Tour would be next to worthless. For the most part, anabolic steroids enhance performance by increasing muscle mass; it takes time for this to work. Why would anyone use anabolic steroids, administrated at the last minute, to win a race? The answer is, they would not. There are quite a few performance-enhancing drugs that would actually be effective, if administered at the later stages of the Tour. The problem is that these drugs would be either very short acting or injected only. Anabolic steroids, although ineffective when administered late in the race, can be administered orally; moreover, it would be the only drug that could be administered in food or drink. Therefore, if I wanted to get some disqualified from a race, I would add anabolic steroid to their food or water. Who would do such a thing? Ask anyone who put a bet on the outcome of the Tour. Did anyone check Landis' food and drink for Anabolic steroids? I will bet you that this was not done. That is why the cycling authorities are stupid.
John

Meridian, ID

#4 Aug 5, 2006
It's a shame. Interesting point made by George Adams from Springfield, Va.
Leibold

Fort Smith, AR

#5 Aug 5, 2006
George Adams wrote:
The cycling authorities cannot be that stupid!
Administering anabolic steroids, so late in the Tour would be next to worthless. For the most part, anabolic steroids enhance performance by increasing muscle mass; it takes time for this to work. Why would anyone use anabolic steroids, administrated at the last minute, to win a race? The answer is, they would not. There are quite a few performance-enhancing drugs that would actually be effective, if administered at the later stages of the Tour. The problem is that these drugs would be either very short acting or injected only. Anabolic steroids, although ineffective when administered late in the race, can be administered orally; moreover, it would be the only drug that could be administered in food or drink. Therefore, if I wanted to get some disqualified from a race, I would add anabolic steroid to their food or water. Who would do such a thing? Ask anyone who put a bet on the outcome of the Tour. Did anyone check Landis' food and drink for Anabolic steroids? I will bet you that this was not done. That is why the cycling authorities are stupid.
Good lord, what a very stupid thing to say! Hope you're not representative of the average Virginian, Mr. Adams. As for Floyd, this is what you get for being greedy and in possession of the intellect of a primate (or modern American athlete).
Leibold

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Aug 5, 2006
Live and learn, Floyd: No one--not even cheaters themselves--respect or admire a cheater.
Joe C

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#7 Aug 5, 2006
Floyd Landis has insulted and shamed America forever. He has marred the name of the entire U.S.A. cycling team. I am ashamed of you Floyd. Whether they helped you or not holds no weight here, you have disgraced the cycling community, yourself, your family and America. Thank you for cheating, I hope you never hold the title of role model ever again. You are just another name in the long line of steroid driven athletes from America.
Jon Chapman

Salt Lake City, UT

#8 Aug 5, 2006
Well this is a fitting end to a circus. Ding, dong, the King is dead, the wicked King is dead.
OLN should bid goodbye to Le Tour forever. The only way to punish L'Equipe and A.S.O. is by boycotting the Tour, you fix the results, we will not televise your race. We will not pay you fools one Euro. Americans would rather watch fly fishing or rodeo rather than a cooked bicycle race. Wait and see. The number of viewers for next year's Tour in the United States will be the worst ever.
German television stated that they no longer wish to televise Le Tour. Excellent decision!
2006 has been a disaster for cycling, Basso gone. Ullrich gone. Mancebo gone. Vino denied the chance to participate. Sevilla gone. Landis crucified. You fools think this will end doping in cycling? Wrong. Only way you will end doping in cycling is by throwing out the whole pack, and if you do that there will be no more races.
Phonak you better run and hide, the hounds are closing in. USADA will be looking for you, run for your life. We don't Phonak to sponser a cycling team. Good riddance to bad rubbish!
Wayne

United States

#9 Aug 5, 2006
George Adams wrote:
The cycling authorities cannot be that stupid!
Administering anabolic steroids, so late in the Tour would be next to worthless..........

Anabolic steroids, although ineffective when administered late in the race, can be administered orally; moreover, it would be the only drug that could be administered in food or drink. Therefore, if I wanted to get some disqualified from a race, I would add anabolic steroid to their food or water.

Did anyone check Landis' food and drink for Anabolic steroids? I will bet you that this was not done. That is why the cycling authorities are stupid.
Good point..but perhaps the authorities are not stupid......just corrupt.

---Salem Oregon---
BOB - UK

Cefn-y-bedd, UK

#10 Aug 5, 2006
So Floyd, according to most reputable sources, intends "to fight the charges with the same determination and intensity that I bring to my training and racing".
I take it this will necessitate the downing of beer and Jack Daniels as reported he did the night before his miraculous recovery and victory on stage 17.
An odd choice of beverages for a seasoned professional hoping to recover from a severe battering in the mountains don't you think?
Gerald

United States

#11 Aug 5, 2006
Well, Floyd is appealing the decision. If a man is innocent and being wrongly convicted he should appeal. If a man is guilty and trying to save some face by maintaining denial after being caught then he should own up and be discraced. It's called integrity. Pete Rose forgot all about it. I guess that's why they're not letting him into the Hall until after he's dead.
Will

United States

#12 Aug 5, 2006
George Adams wrote:
... Anabolic steroids, although ineffective when administered late in the race, can be administered orally; moreover, it would be the only drug that could be administered in food or drink. Therefore, if I wanted to get some disqualified from a race, I would add anabolic steroid to their food or water. Who would do such a thing? Ask anyone who put a bet on the outcome of the Tour. Did anyone check Landis' food and drink for Anabolic steroids? I will bet you that this was not done. That is why the cycling authorities are stupid.
The thing that makes your sabotage theory a non-starter is that it's so neeedlessly convoluted--why go to all the trouble of sabotaging a racer who'd bonked out at stage 16 & therefore was already behind in the competition? why not just give Landis something to disable him from the next day's race, like laxative, or sleeping powder or strychnine? why give him something that might ENHANCE his performance rather than DEGRADE it? how could you reasonably predict that Landis would come back to win the race & the overall Tour? how could you reasonably predict that the other racers wouldn't be similarly-enhanced and, without the handicap of an arthritic hip joint, outperform Landis? I'll patiently await your answers to these questions, George.
Janelle Caywood

Los Gatos, CA

#13 Aug 5, 2006
George Adams wrote:
The cycling authorities cannot be that stupid!
Administering anabolic steroids, so late in the Tour would be next to worthless. For the most part, anabolic steroids enhance performance by increasing muscle mass; it takes time for this to work. Why would anyone use anabolic steroids, administrated at the last minute, to win a race? The answer is, they would not. There are quite a few performance-enhancing drugs that would actually be effective, if administered at the later stages of the Tour. The problem is that these drugs would be either very short acting or injected only. Anabolic steroids, although ineffective when administered late in the race, can be administered orally; moreover, it would be the only drug that could be administered in food or drink. Therefore, if I wanted to get some disqualified from a race, I would add anabolic steroid to their food or water. Who would do such a thing? Ask anyone who put a bet on the outcome of the Tour. Did anyone check Landis' food and drink for Anabolic steroids? I will bet you that this was not done. That is why the cycling authorities are stupid.
Here, here! Testosterone would not help at all in an endurance sport like cycling. Additionally, it is so easy to detect in a urine test, no one would take it if it did help. If Floyd wanted to cheat he, like any world class athlete, would have tried to sneak a designer steroid that would be more difficult to detect. It could have been added to his food or even his urine after the fact. The entire world hates Americans right now. It seems Floyd may be George Bush (or Lance Armstrong) by proxy in the eyes of the international community.
Janelle Caywood

Los Gatos, CA

#14 Aug 5, 2006
BOB - UK wrote:
So Floyd, according to most reputable sources, intends "to fight the charges with the same determination and intensity that I bring to my training and racing".
I take it this will necessitate the downing of beer and Jack Daniels as reported he did the night before his miraculous recovery and victory on stage 17.
An odd choice of beverages for a seasoned professional hoping to recover from a severe battering in the mountains don't you think?
No, alcohol has carbohydrates. Now you sound puritanical. Are you sure you aren't an AMercian?
Paul

Tacoma, WA

#15 Aug 5, 2006
Is there anyone "qualified" out there that knows whether the teams have the labs do "sample splits" or "duplicates"? i.e.(using Floyd/Phonak for example)A sample is collected from Floyd. Half goes to the TdF accredited lab, the other half goes to Phonaks accredited lab of choice. For a "duplicate" Floyd gives 2 samples, one is labeled "Floyd 1", the second smaple has some identifier such as "A123". Both the sample and duplicate are run by the same accredited lab however they do not know the source of the duplicate. "Duplicates" are very standard practice for lab quality control and "splits" are common when you don't trust a lab or want a second opinion. This costs a bit more but is one hell of a lot less than Floyd or Phonak are/will be spending to fight the alegations.
Mike

Saxmundham, UK

#16 Aug 5, 2006
As for steroids not having an affect late in a race.....that is forgetting the aggression that steroids bring shortly after taking. The muscle building affect is certainly slow but the psychological affect is rapid and can be very influential in a race.

The evidence is now simply overwhelming.

Mike
aim

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#17 Aug 5, 2006
Jon Chapman wrote:
Well this is a fitting end to a circus. Ding, dong, the King is dead, the wicked King is dead.
OLN should bid goodbye to Le Tour forever. The only way to punish L'Equipe and A.S.O. is by boycotting the Tour, you fix the results, we will not televise your race. We will not pay you fools one Euro. Americans would rather watch fly fishing or rodeo rather than a cooked bicycle race. Wait and see. The number of viewers for next year's Tour in the United States will be the worst ever.
German television stated that they no longer wish to televise Le Tour. Excellent decision!
2006 has been a disaster for cycling, Basso gone. Ullrich gone. Mancebo gone. Vino denied the chance to participate. Sevilla gone. Landis crucified. You fools think this will end doping in cycling? Wrong. Only way you will end doping in cycling is by throwing out the whole pack, and if you do that there will be no more races.
Phonak you better run and hide, the hounds are closing in. USADA will be looking for you, run for your life. We don't Phonak to sponser a cycling team. Good riddance to bad rubbish!
Like I am going to believe anything that comes out of the land of the Mormons who are probably the only ones vehimently supporting the shrub, except for a few chewy tabacy gunslingin' go' ol' boyzzzzz.
Raymond France

Montpellier, France

#18 Aug 5, 2006
Chrissy an American contributer on Erosport said at the end of stage 17. "Nobody in the peleton could have matched Landis today". We now know why.
Daniel

Issaquah, WA

#19 Aug 5, 2006
Here are a few questions I have.

1. If they are testing him for doping, why are they doing it via urine samples?
2. He has a thirod problem, could that be the outside source of his high testosterone?
3. Why would an anti-doping agency be doing the testing?
Ralph UK

UK

#20 Aug 5, 2006
I really want to believe Floyd but it's hard. Like most other people who watched his stage win I feel very sad and angry, not so much at Floyd yet as I still want to hold on to the hope that he's innocent (slim chance I know)I feel sad and angry that our enjoyment of hte race has been taken away and once again, instead of talking about heroes, we are talking about cheats.

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