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Old 08-17-07, 05:46 PM   #1
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Interesting Choice of Words

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Sports/...reversal/6126/

Report: Landis still hopes for reversal
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Floyd Landis says his life has changed since becoming the only cyclist dethroned as the champion of the Tour de France.

He won the event last year, but was stripped after doping allegations.

The New York Times reported Friday Landis spent close to $2 million on lawyers to discredit the French lab that performed his drug tests after the race.

He was forced to withdraw from this year's race as he awaited a decision from an arbitration panel on whether his 2006 victory would stand.

He hoped the decision would be reversed.

The report noted his urine sample showed a suspicious imbalance in his body's testosterone.

This summer, Landis, who lives near San Diego, gained weight (10 pounds) while he trained in vain, and his sponsors long since have abandoned him.

He still eats protein-heavy, nutritionally pumped-up chocolate pudding.

This year's winner, Alberto Contador of Spain, and potential winner, Michael Rasmussen of Denmark, were dethroned for the same reason.
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Old 08-17-07, 06:00 PM   #2
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AC wasn't dethroned.
Nor has Landis been (I think) dethroned.
He will be if the arbitration panel finds him guilty.
Nor was he forced to withdraw from this years tour.
He wan't on a team, since his team disbanded after last years tour.
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Old 08-17-07, 06:40 PM   #3
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AC wasn't dethroned.
Nor has Landis been (I think) dethroned.
He will be if the arbitration panel finds him guilty.
Nor was he forced to withdraw from this years tour.
He wan't on a team, since his team disbanded after last years tour.
right? poorly written article.
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Old 08-17-07, 10:54 PM   #4
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He still eats protein-heavy, nutritionally pumped-up chocolate pudding.

This year's winner, Alberto Contador of Spain, and potential winner, Michael Rasmussen of Denmark, were dethroned for the same reason.
Wow, you can have the title stripped from you for eating high protien pudding?
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Old 08-18-07, 10:16 PM   #5
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Some one ought to strip them of the ability to write crap.
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http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Sports/...reversal/6126/

Report: Landis still hopes for reversal
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Floyd Landis says his life has changed since becoming the only cyclist dethroned as the champion of the Tour de France.

He won the event last year, but was stripped after doping allegations.
Such a well researched article, guess the second TDF never happened! Whole podium DQ'd after the fact.
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Old 08-21-07, 08:40 PM   #7
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Wow, the link is missing now. From reading the little clips posted here, it sounds like the author read the NY Times piece and then butchered it.
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The piece seems to have been corrected.
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Sports/...reversal/6126/

Although 'forced to withdraw' is an unusual choice of words as well. Can someone 'withdraw' from a race they never entered?
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