Well, disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis finally admitted to what he had been shown to be guilty of, which is blood doping.
Landis, who won the 2006 Tour DeFrance and subsequently was stripped of the title after failing a drug test admitted in a series of e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors that he did use performance enhancing drugs during his career.
More from the Wall Street Journal RIGHT HERE
((Floyd Landis//Courtesy: AFP/Getty Images))
He also admitted to Bonnie Ford of ESPN.com all of what was in the e-mails that the Journal got a hold of. While confessing his sins, Landis, who "Vehemently" denied the accusations when they first surfaced in 2006, also named names. He told cycling officials that Lance Armstrong and numerous other riders did and are still doing the exact same thing.
Ford's, interview with Landis is RIGHT HERE
For their part, the president of UCI, the sports governing body, doesn't buy Landis' claims saying that Landis has "An Agenda" and the allegations were "Nothing New".
How much this amounts to remains to be seen. Cycling's reputation already was a bit shaky outside the biking community. It just strikes us as interesting and the fact that the same issue keeps coming back with the same names mentioned over and over by different people just kind of makes us wonder.
Maybe Landis is crazy. Maybe he is spot on. More than likely we will never know. If it is proven, considering how strong the anti-doping sentiment is these days, cycling's chance at becoming anything more than a niche' sport is gone.
Here is some video of Landis in the 2006 Tour that he won...but didn't win. Thanks You Tube: