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Floyd Landis shocker: Cyclists use performance-enhancing drugs

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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).

“It is very sad. At one point or another, all of us implicated have cared about Floyd ...”

— Lance Armstrong

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