Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lying Bastard


Floyd Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive for doping, allegations he vehemently denied. He even wrote a book in which he accused others of all sorts of misdeeds that he claimed led to his unfortunate plight.

Positively False is at once a memoir and a powerful indictment of the unchecked governing bodies of cycling that have compromised theintegrity of the sport as a whole. . . Floyd Landis details the highs and lows of his career with unabashed honesty. It is this same honesty with which he will clear his name once and for all, as he lays bare the inner workings of the cycling world -- a place where athletes are subject to the antiquated science, flawed interpretive protocols, and draconian legal processes of the anti-doping agencies -- and finally lays to rest the scandal that threatened to destroy everything he's worked so hard to achieve....

Turns out he should have titled the book "Lying Bastard". Oh, and for good measure he now admits that he threatened to tell the world that Greg LeMond had been sexually abused as a child if LeMond testified to Congress. Just a charming fellow all the way around.