Cyclist Floyd Landis comes clean about being dirty
If you’re a sports fan whatsoever, I’m sure you remember the ghost-from-the-past Floyd Landis, the American cyclist that won the 2006 Tour de France and then was subsequently stripped of the title after violating doping rules.
If you followed the saga along, Landis vehemently denied these doping allegations:
As the video shows, he lost his appeal and he has been brushed off into obscurity.
According to a USA Today article: “Floyd Landis … is now saying that he and his former teammate Lance Armstrong, plus other members of the U.S. Postal Service Professional Cycling Team, were part of a systematic doping scheme to use banned drugs and avoid detection.”
Landis spoke with ESPN about the situation:
Lets be clear with this, though. Floyd Landis has admitted to using a growth hormone test but still claims he had not used synthetic testosterone, the drug he tested positive for in 2006 that cost him his title.
According to the ESPN article: “Landis said he finally decided to come forward because he was suffering psychologically and emotionally from years of deceit, and because he has become a cycling pariah with little to no chance of ever riding for an elite team again.”
He goes on to say, “I want to clear my conscience. I don’t want to be part of the problem any more.”
What does everybody think? Landis says he has no documentation about his allegations, and it is his word versus the world. Does he deserve to be heard?
Let me know! Drop me a comment or tweet your thoughts: @rlytle .