The Latest from Dick Pound
In case you did not see it posted elsewhere or you do not read the NYT Magazine you might find this interesting (especially para 2 ),
"On this particular day, Pound, who is 64, looked tired. His broad face was drawn, his complexion pasty. He had just returned from China, and his back hurt. Thinking about Landis seemed to enliven him. He spoke of the cyclist as if he were some sleazy perp just collared by the vice squad. “He was 11 minutes behind or something, and all of the sudden there’s this Herculean effort, where he’s going up mountains like he’s on a goddamn Harley,” he said. In the 2006 tour, Landis raced in pain while awaiting a hip replacement, went out to an early lead, lost it, then seemed to miraculously regain it. “It’s a great story,” Pound said. “Wonderful. But if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.”
Pound took something like a schoolboy’s delight in talking about Landis’s lab result, which supposedly showed his testosterone level to be grotesquely above what is typical for most men. Landis has denied taking a prohibited substance and is fighting what could be a two-year ban from cycling. “I mean, it was 11 to 1!” Pound said, referring to Landis’s reported testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio, a measure used to identify doping. “You’d think he’d be violating every virgin within 100 miles. How does he even get on his bicycle?”
Eh Dick, now tell us what you really think!
It's awesome how he reveals that he knows absolutely nothing about physiology:
"'I mean, it was 11 to 1!' Pound said, referring to Landis’s reported testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio, a measure used to identify doping. 'You’d think he’d be violating every virgin within 100 miles. How does he even get on his bicycle?'"
Landis testosterone level wasn't high, just the ratio. I guess that's what you get when you put a tax lawyer in charge of an anti-doping agency. Pound stinks of conflict-of-interest and yet he sees everyone else as a cheat. Get real, he's a freaking tax lawyer and he's certainly not prosecuting tax cheats.