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CAS announce on Landis on Monday

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited June 2008 in Pro race
http://www.velonews.com/article/78938/f ... ted-monday

How exciting.

Imagine they overturn it - It would be so bizarre because everyone is expected to recognise them as the ulitmate authority.

Most likely scenario is they adjust the ban til the end of July for expiry. Hard to believe it's nearly been 2 years.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.

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  • sicrowsicrow Posts: 791
    I really hope they don't over turn it do do something else "soft" as the reaction will be negative and in lots of press that doesn't cover cycling

    thats the last thing we want - more digs
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,903
    I can't see what Landis has to gain. No-one outside America will recognise him as the winner, even if ASO are forced to make it 'official'. He won't have cleared his name or regained his reputation in the minds of the fans. And if he's thinking of making a comeback, no decent team will hire him as the ASO will be sure to bar them from their races out of spite.

    All he's done is lost all his money.
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Perfect timing just before the start. With Rasmussen up in the dock next week as well, it's a great advert for the sport.

    Landis has been badly advised. To borrow a turn of phrase, I'd like to ask his lawyers "what made you advise Floyd to take on expensive legal appeal"?
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Kléber wrote:
    I'd like to ask his lawyers "what made you advise Floyd to take on expensive legal appeal"?

    Seems like an easy answers to that question, of course the lawyers would advise him to appeal, they are financially better off either way.
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  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Kléber wrote:
    Perfect timing just before the start. With Rasmussen up in the dock next week as well, it's a great advert for the sport.

    Landis has been badly advised. To borrow a turn of phrase, I'd like to ask his lawyers "what made you advise Floyd to take on expensive legal appeal"?

    I agree, but he started getting bad advice from those around him long ago. Hence the involvement now of the lawyers...
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  • donrhummydonrhummy Posts: 2,329
    I hope they overturn it. It would give cycling back it's good name (no doping TDF victors), it would be following proper science (read all the evidence), and I think it would stop ASO/LNDD from trying the recent double-jeopardy censored they've been engaging in (see Iban Mayo).

    Either way though, Floyd's career is probably over. Hey, maybe he could make a comeback in the Giro? (I'm sure now that UCI has nothing to do with the TDF, ASO/France won't let Floyd ride there even if he's found innocent)
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    I couldn't disagree more. Care to provide me with the evidence your refer to? From everything I've seen, he's as guilty as the proverbial puppy sitting next to a pile of poo.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,860
    It always amuses me when people can't distinguish between the ASO and the UCI.
    :roll:
  • z000mz000m Posts: 544
    i dont think floyd is a bad person i just think he seeks advise from all the wrong people.
    its such a shame his career has come to this, guilty or innocent i hope he does make a comeback.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    His mate's phonecalls to LeMond were the final straw for me.

    Out !
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    DaveyL wrote:
    I couldn't disagree more. Care to provide me with the evidence your refer to? From everything I've seen, he's as guilty as the proverbial puppy sitting next to a pile of poo.

    Couldn't agree more. Caught as red-handed as anyone ever was, with the possible exception of Millar.
  • TitaniumTitanium Posts: 2,056
    andy_wrx wrote:
    His mate's phonecalls to LeMond were the final straw for me.
    Know what you mean but this isn't a question of morality of the friends you keep. It's all about testing postitive for banned substances. Nice guys with pet dogs dope just as much as guys who think it will help their case if they harass you about child abuse.

    But you get a picture of the man and the company he keeps. Found totally guilty and won't admit it. Friends don't tell him to apologise, attorneys tell him to appeal.

    But the guy is suffering financially. He bought a house in Stockton that's gone waaay done in value, he's got bills to pay and so maybe he's just on an all or nothing thing. The CAS might be a long shot but he's lost it all already, from money to honor, so what is there left to lose?
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