Arnie Baker, M.D. to Present Key Scientific Arguments Supporting Tour de France Winner's Innocence
NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Arnie Baker, M.D., will tonight advance 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis's scientific defense against the alleged failed doping test of July 20, 2006. Dr. Baker, medical and scientific advisor to the Landis defense team, will highlight mistakes and poor quality science by the Laboratoire National de Depistage du Dopage (LNDD). The new presentation, "Floyd Landis: What's Fair is Clear," will take place at 5:30 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ as part of the El Tour de Tucson Expo.
Since its introduction on October 12, the Landis Wiki Defense has set a new paradigm for athlete transparency in doping cases. Dr. Baker's presentation will outline the most egregious elements of the LNDD's failures to conduct best practice or acceptable quality testing procedures and analysis, as well as violations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules and policies. Arguments will include:
-- Best practice and WADA positivity criteria were not met
-- There were significant LNDD lab errors
-- The sample analyzed was contaminated
-- LNDD's testing procedures are unreliable and illogical
Arnie Baker, M.D. said, "I have spent the past two months examining the official lab package with Floyd's results and developed a fact-based review of the ways the LNDD conducted, analyzed and reported the test. I was astonished by the lack of quality of the documents and of the lab analysis itself." Floyd Landis said, "I ask cyclists, cycling fans and anyone who is interested in fair treatment and due process to please watch this web cast and download Dr. Baker's presentation. Any fair minded individual who reviews the facts will see that what's fair is clear: the sanctions against me should be overturned immediately." Dr. Baker's new slide show will be available for download online on Monday, November 20 at http://www.floydlandis.com/ .
Source: Floyd Landis
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