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FLandis letter, links

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One immediate problem with the 20-page motion is that it misidentifies some publications as recipients of government leaks in instances when those publications were not the first to publish the news. For example, on July 16, 2010, the Daily News was the first to report that three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond had received a grand jury subpoena; Keker's motion attributes the story to the Wall Street Journal, which, like the Daily News and other publications, based its reporting on the subpoena largely on statements made on the record by Greg LeMond's wife, Kathy LeMond.

That fact underlines the second problem with the motion: It implies that recipients of grand jury subpoenas and witnesses who have been interviewed by federal agents are not constitutionally entitled to disclose their involvement with a grand jury investigation, even if their government interviewers are not. They are.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/iteam/2011/07/19/2011-07-19_team_lance_fights_leaks.html
 
Race Radio said:
New interview with Floyd

On Contador "His coach was my drug dealer"
http://sports.yahoo.com/video/playe...952996#news/Graham_Bensinger_InDepth/25952996

On the UCI payoff and coverup of Armstrong positive test
http://sports.yahoo.com/video/playe...952993#news/Graham_Bensinger_InDepth/25952993

Just listened to the Landis interview -
I actually feel sorry for Contador because I think Armstrong is behind his drug bust. Landis and Contador get busted and they just happen to be on Armstrong's 'hit-list'. After the 2009 debacle at the TDF with Armstrong and Contador - i thought it was just a matter of time before something would happen with Contador..and sure enough the clenbuterol affair happened not shortly afterwards.

This may have been discussed previously in the Clinic...
 
Hahaha, that's a great quote:
“I expect the reason he doesn’t want to sue me and I’m sure Lance Armstrong’s lawyers think the same thing, is because they don’t want to give me an opportunity to start exposing things. Then I get to subpoena people and depose them. There’s also the fact that I’m telling the truth, which is another problem for him.
 
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webvan said:
I wonder whether Landis can sue them for going public about a suit they haven't actually filed? What does he have to lose at this point?

No need for Floyd to sue them now, I'd say. He's won this round and is way ahead on points.
All Floyd needs to do is sit back and watch the McQuaids and Verbruggens destroy their own reputation.
 
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Landis says UCI case against him appears not to have been filed

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1...Cycling+News+&+Race+Results+|+VeloNation.com)

Following today’s news that the UCI is taking legal action against journalist Paul Kimmage, former US pro Floyd Landis has confirmed that a case launched by the governing body over eight months ago appears not to have moved forward.

“They have never filed anything as far as I know, and they have subsequently never contacted me about it,” he told VeloNation via email.

On May 4th 2011 the UCI announced that it was suing the disqualified winner of the 2006 Tour de France. “The International Cycling Union (UCI), its current President, Mr Pat McQuaid, and one of its former Presidents, Mr Hein Verbruggen, have lodged a case in the Swiss courts against Mr Floyd Landis regarding repeated, serious attacks against their characters,” it said then in a release.

“By this step, made necessary by numerous unacceptable public statements by Mr Landis, the UCI is seeking to defend the integrity of the cycling movement as a whole against the accusations of a rider who, by breaching the Anti-doping Rules, caused cycling serious harm.”

Landis had accused his former US Postal Service team and its chief rider of doping, and claimed that the UCI accepted bribes to cover up a positive test by Armstrong in the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

The UCI denied this and subsequently said last May that the case had been lodged. Landis’ statements today raise doubts about that.

Meanwhile Kimmage told VeloNation this afternoon that he received a letter approximately ten days ago stating that McQuaid and Verbruggen were each seeking damages of 8,000 Swiss francs (about €6,600). They apparently told the Swiss District Court that the journalist had caused them ‘annoyance’ and that their ‘reputation has been seriously damaged’ by articles.

Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1...ars-not-to-have-been-filed.aspx#ixzz1ksTiPcjQ
 
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One thing is certain

We know lance doped for a 99.9999% fact. He does some good things raising cash for cancer. This will proceed and it is to his credit. He has retired so all further investigation is useless. He may win the most consecutive Tour's Des France (the plural in French)for all eternity but due to the era history will always attach a huge asterisk. Eddy Mercks is still without any controversy the best cyclist ever to grace 2 wheels.(He was by many accounts a notorious user of amphetamines)
 
jackcav said:
We know lance doped for a 99.9999% fact. He does some good things raising cash for cancer. This will proceed and it is to his credit. He has retired so all further investigation is useless. He may win the most consecutive Tour's Des France (the plural in French)for all eternity but due to the era history will always attach a huge asterisk. Eddy Mercks is still without any controversy the best cyclist ever to grace 2 wheels.(He was by many accounts a notorious user of amphetamines)

Well, it would appear that several other things are certain: that is neither a link, nor anything to do wih Landis.
 
jackcav said:
We know lance doped for a 99.9999% fact. He does some good things raising cash for cancer. This will proceed and it is to his credit. He has retired so all further investigation is useless. He may win the most consecutive Tour's Des France (the plural in French)for all eternity but due to the era history will always attach a huge asterisk. Eddy Mercks is still without any controversy the best cyclist ever to grace 2 wheels.(He was by many accounts a notorious user of amphetamines)

the most consecutive Tour's Des France

Tour de France in this case is invariable.
1 Tour de France
2 Tour de France
3 Tour de France
etc

However, if you wish to ride your bike in France, you may very well do several tours de France, but it will be without a capital T.

Likewise, no matter how good and Flemish he is - and even ubiquitous - Merckx remains invariable and without final s .
 
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1...ench-court-ruling-to-be-held-in-November.aspx

Appeals lodged by both Floyd Landis and the EdF company against the sentences handed down on November 10th against them will be heard in Versailles next November.

French newspaper L’Equipe reports today that the appeals will take place between November 7th and 9th.

Last November Landis was given a twelve months suspended prison sentence by a court in Nanterre, France. This related to the hacking of the WADA-accredited lab of Chatenay-Malabry near Paris in 2006.