Do you remember how last summer Floyd Landis, that Mennonite boy who won the 2006 Tour de France, was found guilty of a positive doping test, after he won the race?
His defense team has produced a very convincing argument that poked such huge holes in the testing process, it"s unbelievable.
Still the organization in charge refuses to accept the evidence.
Landis" team found that:
The positivity criteria was not met
The sample was actually mislabeled, and the testing lab failed in it"s own strict procedures.
The specimen was so contaminated/degraded that by the lab"s own criteria, it was untestable.
(Read it for yourself here.)
We should see the same media frenzy over this that we saw over the possibility of a positive test for him. But we don"t.
I"m not that big a bike racing fan, but I am big on injustice. (Besides, some of my best friends ride bikes)
Dick Pound, the WADA, the USADA, and the testing lab need to step up and own their mistakes.
Maybe they can still salvage some respect for themselves and the sport, if they start dealing honestly about these things