Floyed Landis who was stripped of his 2006 tour de France title has expressed his believe that riders who are involved in doping will always have an advantage over other riders.

He currently runs a marijuana business and specializes in vape and edible products containing cannabis oil. With a large plantation, based in Colorado, where the drug is legal.

Speaking in an interview with the L’Equipe who recently featured him with respect to his new business venture, the focus of their discussion slowly digressed to cycling. He recounted some of the events of the past, and gave his opinion on the current state of cycling affairs.

Landis has described the current anti-doping measures as a ‘mafia’ system, he further established that those who are involved in the doping will always be a step ahead of those trying to catch them.

‘I cn guarantee you that not one athlete has confidence in the system’ says former the rider.

He claims that doping will always be in the system; hence the system will never be clean. And that he and other athletes have lost confidence in the system.

“I can guarantee you that not one athlete has confidence in the system. But no one wants to say so for fear of what would happen to them, because whoever dares do so could return a positive test within six months. It’s a mafia, exactly like the IOC”.

Contador To Race Giro Without Riis

For the first time in 4 years, Alberto Contador would be racing Giro & Tour France without Riis- the man who has been his mentor & confidante. Tough times ahead for the Spanish great as he would be surely missing out on the exclusive tips and boost from his loving guide.

Riis & Contador were like joined at hip since the year 2011, the very year when Alberto signed up with Riis’ outfit Tinkoff-Saxo. The former Tinkoff owner & manager stuck by the Spanish rider during the controversial clenbuterol issue & Alberto too paid back his loyal mentor with great triumphs at Vuelta Espana 2012 & 2014.

The 32-year recently renewed his contract with Tinkoff that would have him in the squad through 2016. The contract he signed was mostly given his confidence & trust in Riis.

Ironically, Riis is just gone- brutally pushed off by Oleg Tinkov, the contemporary team owner. Contador is naturally flummoxed with Riis’ sudden departure from the team & he is quite unsure that how the instability at top would affect the performances.

Given his such close camaraderie with the erstwhile Tinkoff owner-manager, it is natural that he would be asked about his knowledge on why the man was fired by Tinkov. But the Spanish star had repeatedly claimed that he is completely clueless about the entire issue.