Thursday, May 20, 2010


I’m surprised by Floyd Landis’ admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs, but only by the admission. For me there was never any doubt that Landis had cheated—try to think of a plausible explanation for the presence of synthetic testosterone—but I wouldn’t have bet anything on getting an admission from him. Now let’s see whether there’s anything to be learned from what at first glance look like nothing but crazy, bitter, perhaps even jealous accusations against other prominent American cyclists and against the UCI. Remember how crazy, bitter, perhaps even jealous Greg LeMond sounded a few months ago? Maybe not so crazy now …

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