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15 Feb 2010 18:45

The wheels of French justice sure do grind awful slowly--how come it's taken almost four years for this arrest warrant to be issued? Was it really that hard to round up all the evidence?

Poor Floyd though--his last chance to race in Europe has just been torpedoed before he even got there. He must be getting pretty sick of living behind the car wash while LA has mansions on two continents. Time to write the book that'll really sell: Positively Positive, complete with pictures of the motorcycle panniers, etc...
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15 Feb 2010 18:49

blackcat wrote:fixed it for ya. That would be psychopathic tendencies.

Unzip your pants so you can see,your going to bump into something. This guy probably has not been convicted of a traffic ticket. A bench warrant from France will probably make him have some street cred.
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15 Feb 2010 18:57

Wallace wrote:[color="Red"]The wheels of French justice sure do grind awful [/color][color="red"]slowly[/color]--how come it's taken almost four years for this arrest warrant to be issued? Was it really that hard to round up all the evidence?

Poor Floyd though--his last chance to race in Europe has just been torpedoed before he even got there. He must be getting pretty sick of living behind the car wash while LA has mansions on two continents. Time to write the book that'll really sell: Positively Positive, complete with pictures of the motorcycle panniers, etc...


Yes they grind....slooooooooowllllllly. He'll need every nickel of book advance $$$ to pay for a defense unless he rolls over on Arnie Baker very early. If he camps in the US and fights extradition; do you think a USPS alumni defense fund might crawl out from under the sofa, too?
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15 Feb 2010 19:06

BroDeal wrote:The really tragic thing about this situation is that Trust But Never Verify is closed down. The excuses they would have come up with would have been hilarious. :D



You are on the money. A couple are on Twitter, I don't follow them but your post prompted me to look at their posts.

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Farce
Insane
Paging Inspector Clouseau!
ridiculous
LEAVE FLOYD LANDIS ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!
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15 Feb 2010 19:40

Wallace wrote:The wheels of French justice sure do grind awful slowly--how come it's taken almost four years for this arrest warrant to be issued? Was it really that hard to round up all the evidence?

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Not exactly. It has been about a year.

Arnie sent out the hacked documents to various media sources back in 2007 but at the time this was all the evidence the French police had. It was only last year when the French Police arrested a hacker for hacking into the Greenpeace computers and found that he had been paid by Arnie as well. A summons was issued for Arnie and Floyd, but they ignored it, so now an arrest warrant has been issued.
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15 Feb 2010 19:42

Updated story says that the warrant is only valid in France. So Floyd can ride in the EU other than France.
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15 Feb 2010 19:45

Race Radio wrote:Not exactly. It has been about a year.

Arnie sent out the hacked documents to various media sources back in 2007 but at the time this was all the evidence the French police had. It was only last year when the French Police arrested a hacker for hacking into the Greenpeace computers and found that he had been paid by Arnie as well. A summons was issued for Arnie and Floyd, but they ignored it, so now an arrest warrant has been issued.


That's what I thought too. The warrant seems to be related to his no-show after the French judges issued a subpoena in the hacker case.
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15 Feb 2010 19:46

Race Radio wrote:Not exactly. It has been about a year.

Arnie sent out the hacked documents to various media sources back in 2007 but at the time this was all the evidence the French police had. It was only last year when the French Police arrested a hacker for hacking into the Greenpeace computers and found that he had been paid by Arnie as well. A summons was issued for Arnie and Floyd, but they ignored it, so now an arrest warrant has been issued.


Okay. That makes more sense. Thanks.
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15 Feb 2010 19:51

Looks like Michael Ball is the least of Landis' problems.
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15 Feb 2010 19:54

dimspace wrote:What a week, Ricco dumps girlfriend, Landis wanted by the cops :D

They say things come in threes, whats next :eek:



a rare +1


Probably the French dude Jason Lamy Chappuis will have a non negative thus giving the U.S.A. the win! ;)
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Why don't they forget the whole thing

15 Feb 2010 19:57

OK my reaction was, is Landis still relevent? Does anybody (except him and apparently French authorities) even care what he does? It isn't like he is ever going to make a significant difference again.

I say give the poor old dog a break and quit beating him when he is down. Drop the charges.

On second thought, he did rather bring all of this on himself didn't he.
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15 Feb 2010 20:05

Check out the comments on the Velonews story. Priceless. Even Carboncrank might have trouble equaling this stupidity:

"I remember when they tried to do this to Lance too...accusing him of hacking into the L'Equipe system or something"

"hmmmmm...in other words, the french judge is mad at floyd for finding out info about his case that the french lab tried to keep secret because it might put them in a negative light or help to prove him innocent. c'est la vie"

"Honesty hate French bashing, BUT.....
seems like the French will leave no "crime" unpunished, unless its the illegal/immoral sales of weapons systems and nuclear technology to a freakin madman in charge of the totalitarian state of Iran by French companies."

"Floyd tried what anyone else would do, find the secret documents that the French try to keep hidden to show that the results they put out on him were flawed. I actually think that it was a creative way to find information that might help you. Go Floyd"

"This should be no surprise, typical French bull. I am not defending Landis, but the track record speaks for itself. They should scrutinize their own teams and riders as much as they do everyone else. The French can't accept the fact they no longer dominated the tour, so it easier to imply that everyone else is guilty of doping, and what ever other crimes they can drum up."

"someone hacked into the labs computer?? makes you wonder how safe any o the results are (positive or neg) and if this was an excuse or plan to discredit another american from yet again winning the tour de FRANCE."
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15 Feb 2010 20:11

BroDeal wrote:Check out the comments on the Velonews story. Priceless. Even Carboncrank might have trouble equaling this stupidity:

"I remember when they tried to do this to Lance too...accusing him of hacking into the L'Equipe system or something"

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Could it be Landis' slimmed down PR campaign to influence public opinion...?
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15 Feb 2010 20:14

It has to be. No way that is for real....or?
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15 Feb 2010 20:24

Talking about TBV, I found this pic of "TBV" on Mt. Diablo. Could it be Carboncrank? Or are ONCE jerseys the jersey of choice for apologists?

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50%

15 Feb 2010 20:30

Oncearunner8 wrote:Probably the French dude Jason Lamy Chappuis will have a non negative thus giving the U.S.A. the win! ;)


According to Lamy Chappuis'website, he was born in the US ( his mother is from the US, met his father at a ClubMed). It's more than likely that he is a dual national.

So, you might consider it as a 50% US win already.


"Bio Express
Jason LAMY CHAPPUIS
Né le 9 Septembre 1986 à Missoula, Montana - USA
Nickname : Jèz
179 cm / 65 kg
Club : S.C. Bois d’Amont / Douane"

Bois d'Amont is only a short distance from here, a stronghold of cross-country skiing. The Transjurassienne event ( which was held last sunday) goes through Bois d'Amont before crossing into Switzerland and then back into France. That event is the biggest one in France in cross-country skiing. 76 km, about 4000 compete in it.

When the racers go through Bois d'Amont it feels almost like in a TdF stage, with far more cowbells though.
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15 Feb 2010 20:36

Talking of Crankie....he is conspicuous, by his absence.
The French didn't name a "third man" on that arrest warrant?
After all, he's one cuckoo short of a clock.....
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15 Feb 2010 20:47

Mellow Velo wrote:Talking of Crankie....he is conspicuous, by his absence.
The French didn't name a "third man" on that arrest warrant?
After all, he's one cuckoo short of a clock.....


The alarm just went off in the "Who rides here" thread. No stone unturned...
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15 Feb 2010 20:48

Those VeloNews comments are either planted, or from a select group of incredibly naive people.

Floyd's increasingly narrow option is still the one true path to take - tell the truth.
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15 Feb 2010 20:49

This guy should have lost his yellow jersey on stupidity alone....Floyd and his buddy hack into their computer, gets private info and then goes to court and uses what he got thru the hacking....I can only think here of Melville's quote:

"Genius 'Round the World Stand Hand in Hand, and One Shock of Recognition Runs the Whole Circle 'Round".
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