Fail!

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I know there are probably about 2 people on this blog (including me) who dig pro cycling, but — breaking news — Floyd Landis is done.

“Consequently, Floyd Landis is disqualified from the Tour de France 2006 and is suspended for a period of two years starting from 30 January 2007. Floyd Landis has been ordered to pay the sum of $100,000 to the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA) as a contribution towards its costs in the CAS arbitration.”

He’s from Ephrata, which is about 10 miles from here, so I really, really have been trying to root for the local guy — but jeebus. According to anti-doping people, his testosterone/epitestosterone level was 11 to 1 — triple the normal level after Stage 17 in 2006. That doesn’t happen naturally.

UPDATE: Landis escapes from the authorities:

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