Not Looking Good For Mr. Landis

For those still holding out hope that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis is truly the nice Mennonite boy who feel victim to an unfortunate, accidental circumstance involving testosterone on Jack Daniels, The New York Times has some bad news today.

Tests performed on the cyclist Floyd Landis's initial urine sample showed that some of the testosterone in his body had come from an external source and was not produced by his system, according to a person at the International Cycling Union with knowledge of the results. That finding contradicts what Landis has claimed in his defense.

Now we're just waiting for the second tested sample to come back; if it comes back positive, Landis will be suspended for two years and lose his Tour de France title. And if anything, this whole matter proves just what a great champion Lance Armstrong was. Seven titles, and he was never once caught doping, though, of course, everyone in cycling is doping. That's the truly impressive achievement; Landis couldn't even pull it off once.

New Finding Challenges Tour Champ's Claim [New York Times]