Floyd Landis, in what should have been a completely expected move, has chimed in on the Alberto Contador Clenbuterol issue. Not only has he expressed his doubts about Contador’s explanation of the failed test, he has taken the opportunity to again point the finger to the UCI, reiterating his claims of wide-spread cover-ups. Speaking to German television, he stated:
In the peloton, everyone knows that Pat McQuaid, Hein Verbruggen and other UCI officials have protected some riders, and not others, for the past 20 years. It was manipulation, and their way of creating stars.
I still can’t decide – is Landis a press-hungry moron out to cause terminal, or is he becoming to doping what Kevin Mitnick became to computer crimes? No matter what evidence may come to light, I suspect the answer to that will always be a mostly personal – and emotional – one.