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Friday, July 28, 2006
Did Landis's Boozing get him Busted?
Over at the Freakonomics blog, they have a post saying that it may have been Floyd Landis's drinking the night before Stage 17 ("two beers and at least four shots of whiskey") that resulted in his next day test failure. The WSJ cites studies saying "alcohol consumption can increase the ratio between testosterone and epitestosterone, which occur naturally in the body. Mr. Landis failed the test because it showed an elevated ratio between the two."
So maybe it was the drown-your-sorrows night (Landis had an awful stage 16) that has come back to haunt him.