Comic: Drugs in sport
Floyd Landis shocker: Cyclists use performance-enhancing drugs
Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis, whose Tour de France title was stripped from him after a drug test revealed an abnormal testosterone/epitestosterone level, and who since then has strenuously denied ever having used performance-enhancing drugs, has just ... admitted using performance-enhancing drugs throughout virtually his entire career.
So what, you say? Well, yes, there's that. But Landis, whose post-career tell-all was in retrospect hilariously titled "Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France," has gone further.
He says the entire sport of cycling is dirty, dirty, dirty (which has been demonstrably true for decades), he says seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is dirty, dirty, dirty (Floyd joined a long list of accusers with that), and he says cycling's administrators don't want to know the truth (which is pretty much true of the administrators of every major – and minor – sport).
So what, you say? Well, okay, fair enough.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).