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Bad Science: The Instrumental Data in the Floyd Landis Case
Tue 4:30 PM - Session: Regulations and Standards
Robert Blackledge
In 2006 Floyd Landis won the world's most prestigious bicycle race, the Tour de France. However, just a few days afterwards it was leaked to the press that the Paris laboratory charged with testing the athletes' urine for banned substances had found Landis's stage 17 sample positive for a form of synthetic testosterone.

Landis not only denied these charges, he made all of the chain of custody data, instrumental data, and correspondence from the French laboratory available on his website. Ignoring all other aspects of this case, this presentation will examine the actual instrumental data in terms of reasonable standards of good laboratory practice.