As an adjunct to the computer hacker story published everywhere yesterday, L’Equipe also published the speculation of an unnamed investigator that someone close to Floyd Landis was at fault. Now that part of the story is beginning to create some buzz.
Apparantly what is leading those in the story to suspect the Landis camp is the email tries to coorabate Landis defense around certain pieces of data being in error. The fake email ‘admits’ to those errors.
If that is the case, then I am an official suspect in the case since I am knowledgeable of Floyd’s defense strategy and his points of contention. I also reside in the US. Unfortunately, that list is quite long given the public dissemination of information from Floyd’s camp.
I think it is entirely likely that someone who is convinced of Floyd Landis’ innocence broke into the labs servers in a misguided attempt to help him. Floyd may even know the person. I don’t think this was a coordinated attempt by Floyd and his defense team to discredit the lab by breaking through its computer security and sending out emails claiming ineptness.
Especially when the LNDD has done such a good job at proving its own ineptness.