Swiss courts have handed the UCI a victory on paper by banning Floyd Landis from calling them names.
Specifically, the ruling “forbids Floyd Landis to state that the Union Cycliste Internationale, Patrick (Pat) McQuaid and/or Henricus (Hein) Verbruggen have concealed cases of doping, received money for doing so, have accepted money from Lance Armstrong to conceal a doping case, have protected certain racing cyclists, concealed cases of doping, have engaged in manipulation, particularly of tests and races, have hesitated and delayed publishing the results of a positive test on Alberto Contador, have accepted bribes, are corrupt, are terrorists, have no regard for the rules, load the dice, are fools, do not have a genuine desire to restore discipline to cycling, are full of shit, are clowns, their words are worthless, are liars, are no different to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, or to make any similar other allegations of that kind.”
As if to add insult to injury, he’s also ordered to pay for ads in several major worldly newspapers and cycling media websites/magazines (not Bikerumor, though. Sheez!) and pay 10,000 Swiss Francs each to McQuaid and Verbruggen. Download the full court ruling as a PDF here.
Perhaps they’ve never heard the ol’ sticks ‘n’ stones taunt. Wonder what they think of Tyler Hamilton’s new book?