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Landis Doping?

2006-07-27 20:17:22.426831+00 by ebradway 2 comments

Being in a serious bicycling town, It's been inevitable that I keep up with le Tour. I just read this morning that one of the riders may have failed a drug screen late in the race - and that it wasn't an American. However, it appears that it was Floyd Landis who showed elevated levels to testosterone right before his amazing comeback from 11th place to win.

BTW, is anyone else annoyed by the way the term "doping" has been applied to all illegal drug use and not just the artificial oxygenation of drawn platlets?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-28 18:25:53.563976+00 by: Dan Lyke

Experts say using testosterone in the middle of the Tour makes no sense:

It would be illogical for a cyclist to use testosterone during a race, agreed Charles Yesalis, a retired Pennsylvania State University professor and a consultant on sports doping issues.

"EPO can help you on the bike, as can blood doping," he said. "Testosterone can help you recover, but I don't think it could make a meaningful difference in a week."

#Comment Re: made: 2006-08-01 19:00:20.355414+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]


Tests performed on the cyclist Floyd Landis's initial urine sample showed that some of the testosterone in his body had come from an external source and was not produced by his system, according to a person at the International Cycling Union with knowledge of the results.