Landis tests positive, "A" sample


I'm not shocked to see this news. Hell, wasn't Armstrong implicated for doping after every Tour that he won in recent years? On that note, was there ANY Tour winner in the past 10 years that wasn't doping or rumored to be doping? Landis was taking cortizone shots for his hip, which I'm quite convinced would elevate his testosterone levels, especially before a really stressful (aka 130km breakaway) stage. The cortizone was approved to be used by Landis by WADA, but his testosterone levels could have been affected by the pain-reliever's use.

Damn WADA and the UCI for releasing info to the media before testing the B sample.

This sucks.

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