Sigh. A couple of weeks ago we were lamenting the end of the 2006 Tour de France, wishing it could continue indefinitely.

Wish granted, unfortunately. On July 27, the International Cycling Union (ICU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that winner Floyd Landis' piss sample from the day he rode himself back into the Tour on the slopes of the Alps, showed elevated testosterone levels. We knew Landis had some huge balls to make that comeback, but come on.

It's actually the testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio that's at issue. A normal male ratio is 2:1, but the UCI makes allowances for naturally high occurring levels; it's cut-off is 4:1. Landis reportedly tested in at 11:1. Worst of all for da' Floyd, the testosterone found was reportedly synthetic. Oops.

As was his right, Landis requested that his "B" sample also be tested. On Saturday, the results came back: positive (and not in a good way).