You know it’s huge when doping news hits the Wall Street Journal. Will post more when I get a chance to read more articles, digest the news and compose thoughts.
But fuck … I was one of those people that thought there was a good chance that Floyd got screwed by the system, and was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Guess I’m just another sucker.
Floyd Landis, the American cyclist whose 2006 Tour de France victory was nullified after a positive doping test, has sent a series of emails to cycling officials and sponsors admitting to, and detailing, his systematic use of performance enhancing drugs during his career. The emails also claim that other riders and cycling officials allegedly participated in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
It’s unclear how many emails Mr. Landis sent. Three emails, which are dated between April 30 and May 6, have been reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Landis copied seven people on these three emails, including officials with USA Cycling and the International Cycling Union. Three people who have seen the emails and spoken to Mr. Landis about them say they are authentic.