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Floyd Landis Admits to Being Juiced
Bicycle rider Floyd Landis admitted to ESPN.com's Bonnie D. Ford over a telephone interview that he used performance enhancing drugs throughout his career which included winning the 2006 Tour de France before being stripped of the title after testing positive for synthetic testosterone.
Among the drugs he admitted to using:
- Red blood cell booster erythropoietin (EPO)
- Human growth hormone
- Female hormones
- Blood transfusions
- Insulin experimentation
Even bigger, however, was his implication of the cycling world's ubermensch Lance Armstrong among other athletes in PED use.
Armstrong, who is participating in the Amgen Tour of California and have been dogged with drugging accusations throughout his career, told reporters in Modesto, "It's his word versus ours. We like our word. We like our credibility."
After his positive test in 2006 after the Tour de France, Landis went on the attack ferociously denying any involvement in doping exhausting his own savings of $2 million. While he still maintains that the result was inaccurate since he was no longer taking synthetic testosterone, he did cop to being on human growth hormone during that time.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.