Cyclist Floyd Landis Accused Of Illegal Computer Hacking

from the doping-and-hacking dept

Apparently, a French court has issued an arrest warrant for cyclist Floyd Landis, who won the 2006 Tour de France, but then had the award stripped after he tested positive for abnormally high levels of testosterone, implying some kind of doping. Now, we've argued in the past that the line between drugs and other forms of performance enhancement is pretty blurry at times, but if you're caught breaking the rules, hacking into the computers of the lab holding your test results in an attempt to discredit them certainly doesn't look particularly sporting.


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    Pixelation, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:12pm

    This is obviously someone who should give up on breaking the rules since he can't do it properly.

     

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    Robert Ring (profile), Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:12pm

    Drug skills. Cycling skills. Computer hacking skills.

    This guy's a triple threat.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:26pm

    Extraditon?

    I wonder if the U.S. will extradite Landis to France they way they've demanded Britain extradite Gary McKinnon to the U.S..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:27pm

    Re:

    "This guy's a triple threat." 3 strikes and he's out. =p

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:40pm

    Drug skills. Cycling skills. Computer hacking skills.

    This guy's a triple threat.
    THATS -
    Drug skillzz. Cycling skillzz. Computer hacking skillzz.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:47pm

    Napoleon Dynamite: No, but who would? I don't even have any good skills.
    Pedro: What do you mean?
    Napoleon Dynamite: You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.

     

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    :), Feb 15th, 2010 @ 5:48pm

    Shmoo.

    He should have attended ShmooCon in 2005.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Feb 15th, 2010 @ 6:01pm

    Wow...

    I'm glad I clicked the "pretty blurry" link to the past TD article...it provided a laugh.

    Never before have I seen one writer be SO wrong on the steroids in sports question...

     

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    scott, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 6:19pm

    He Didn't Do it...

    The same guy who stuck the testosterone patch on his ass (that he didn't know about) during the TDF spoofed his IP and tried to access the records. What else could it possibly be?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 8:06pm

    How do they know his blood wasn't spiked be jealous French anti-doping agents?

    Or that they didn't spike his food? Or needle him in his sleep?

    The whole story with Floyd Landis was weird to begin with and keeps getting weirder. I doubt the truth will ever be known.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 8:15pm

    Re:

    How do they know his blood wasn't spiked be jealous French anti-doping agents? Or that they didn't spike his food? Or needle him in his sleep?

    You forgot to mention abduction by space aliens who injected him and then returned him.

     

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    LBD, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 11:29pm

    Related

    I'm related to Floyd Landis. My grandmother was a Landis.

     

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    LBD, Feb 15th, 2010 @ 11:33pm

    Oh and

    This joker? He's related to the side of my faimly that was deeded a mountain by George Washington for working as his surveyor.

    Oh how the mighty have fallen.

     

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    Bobe, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 8:51am

    the only thing

    back in cycling .. and he now is sucking bad .. not able to barely win on a amateur cycling team.

    Doesn't look good Floyd.

     

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    Jason, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 9:04am

    Landis Was Framed

    The more you learn about the Landis case, the more obvious it was that he was framed. The results the French lab reported, even if properly obtained, and that is a huge if, would have been declared within regulations at virtually any other lab in the world.

    If you didn't know anything about the Landis case, if Landis was guilty, and he knew, it, what good would hacking into the lab do for him? How would getting at their records prove his innocence if he was actually guilty?

    This is a case where the lab withheld and destroyed crucial evidence. I am inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.

     

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    Druid Man (profile), Feb 16th, 2010 @ 10:17am

    Landis

    Landis is NOT accused of the hacking. He used it in his defense to show the agency's security and methods were lax.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 2:43pm

    Re: Landis

    Landis is NOT accused of the hacking.

    So, you're saying CNET lied? Show your evidence or I'm inclined to think you're the one lying.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 2:47pm

    Re: Landis Was Framed

    if Landis was guilty, and he knew, it, what good would hacking into the lab do for him?

    The theory is that he was fishing for some kind of technicality that he could use to get off. Some place where the lab forgot to cross a T or dot an I, so to speak.

     

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    mart01, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 5:33pm

    pathetic!

    that's pathetic! got himself into deeper trouble

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 17th, 2010 @ 7:15am

    Honesty is important in this world.People will forgive someone who admits they did it. But when you continually deceive everyone,you loose your credibility. How could Landis have gained 8 mins. back on one stage of tdf without doping? When pros are at the end of their career, they'll try desperate things. Floyd Landis was a great cyclist, but his cover up no longer makes him a great champion.

     

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