It's so sad to watch Floyd Landis try to recover from the failures of his own team's tactics and strategies for responding to the accusations of doping during the Tour de France. By team, I don't necessarily mean his sponsor but his own legal support and whoever came together on his behalf.
You trusted weak tacticians, Floyd, and you'll pay for the rest of your life. You'll always be treated like shit by the press and public and your legal advisers, who've managed to find the perfect way to drag this out without clearing you, will all go on with their well paid careers.
Check out this new AP article which says nothing new and focuses on Landis saying the lab must have made an error and sadly revealing that he doesn't have a fucking clue as to how to deal with this situation:
"I have to rely on my lawyers and the scientists, because I am a bicycle racer," Landis said. "That's all I know. I have to wait until the scientists can prove it. I hope that everybody will try to keep an open mind."
Sorry, buddy, but you failed to attack the lab at the beginning and encouraged[!] the same lab to test the second sample, meaning that all samples taken from Landis on the day in question at the Tour de France have now been contaminated. There's very little hope of ever turning this around.
Now Landis is stuck in that hell of misleading journalistic accounts. If you go back and read about the ongoing questions regarding French antidoping labs, you'll find that they've been under question even by independent scientific investigators, especially when studying the ongoing failed attempts to criminalize Lance Armstrong. Yet, Jerome Pugmire of the AP writes:
Although the Chatenay-Malabry lab is accredited by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, Landis believes it got his test results wrong.
Pugmire makes absolutely no adknowlegement of the serious questions raised regarding this investigation illustrating that the popular accounts of Floyd Landis' final days as a professional cyclist will forever be portrayed by journalists who don't know what they're talking about and won't do adequate background research, relying instead on certain formalistic writing devices [on the one hand, on the other, he said, she said] that pass for journalistic fairness.
Sorry, Floyd, but you're fucked.
For some interesting thoughts from a writer that does not presume Floyd's innocence but is also quite aware of all the possibilities that have not been fully discussed in the MSM, check the archives of Free Floyd Landis.