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Conundrum: Landis claims doping but not with testosterone!?

Jul 28, 2009
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OK, I´m starting this new thread because this has cropped up in the mega Landis thread but cannot be adequately discussed there because it is getting swamped. I think it is worthwhile discussing separately.

Basically I am interested in Landis´s claim that he while he acknowledges doping in 2006 not with the testosterone which was identified in his sample. I am sure this perplexes many and eleven among others in the other thread has said that this undermines Landis´s statements.

Briefly, there are a few explanations I have seen for this:

Landis can´t admit to this because he testified to the contrary and it would be tantamount to perjury. I am not sure of this? Does that apply to CAS and other doping panels?

Landis or Lim stuffed up and the testosterone was taken inadvertently instead of some other doping product (he admits to HGH at the time). Basically a medication error, happens all the time by medical professionals why not by dopey cyclists.

If Landis was transfusing then he may have used in error a blood bag which was contaminated by testosterone since it was collected when he was using testosterone (as you would expect during a recovery period).

I think there are some plausible explanations for Landis inadvertently having testosterone which might explain why he went to such extreme lengths to try and exonerate himself. Of course he was still doping.
 
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progressor said:
Or the positive was fabricated and basically he was taken out for whatever political reason. Which is why he fought it so vigorously.
Perhaps you might like to expand on that. Some sort of plausible political reason which would justify the risk of criminal fraud wouldn´t go astray.
 
Jul 22, 2009
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He took the test to bump his recovery and get into a break. He tried to create a break and discovered he had great legs to the point where none of the stage wannabes could follow him. I don't think he ever intended to actually win the stage and got netted in the control as a result.