Floyd Landis - the next Armstrong?

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Terry
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Floyd Landis - the next Armstrong?

Post by Terry » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:17 am

After Floyd Landis won the Tour de France title, a lot comparisions have been made between him and Lance Armstrong. Armstrong's winnings have been clouded by various substance abuse allegations. As hard as he has been fighting and denying, new allegations keep coming out. I couldn't help thinking that it is a matter of time before such allegations start following the newly crowned champ.

With so many top athletes under the suspicsion of using performance enhancement drugs, it is hard to believe anyone could win the clean way. We are so used to assuming that all champs win fairly, but such an assumption has been on the shaky ground lately.

Hope the new champ can stand the tougher challenge of potential drug abuse charges, if they were to come.
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Post by Frasier » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:00 pm

"Floyd Landis' stunning Tour de France victory just four days earlier was thrown into question Thursday when his team said he tested positive for high levels of testosterone during the race.

The Phonak team suspended Landis, pending results of the backup "B" sample of his drug test. If Landis is found guilty of doping, he could be stripped of the Tour title, and Spain's Oscar Pereiro would become champion." - By STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

It just became public. Looks like Landis is a fraud, not a champion! Armstrong could be the next to be found guilty.

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Post by Terry » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:51 pm

For sports like cycling and track and field, you can't win unless you cheat these days. Maybe we should automatically assume that the winner is the cheater. According to some insiders, the drugs that top athletes use are so sophisticated that they pass detections easily.

I have no doubt that Lance Armstrong cheated too. But chances are that he can get away with it. What is the point of watching these sports and cheering for those sport "heros"?

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