This is covered a bit two posts below, but I think it's worthy of a stand-alone post. Yes, if you've been following the case, you knew this was coming (hip surgery, no team, pending case, etc...), but it's still a sad occasion when we have to announce that Floyd Landis has officially renounced the 2007 Tour, in exchange for postponing a (for him) premature hearing in front of the French anti-doping authorities.
My personal reaction -- let's say for the moment he's innocent -- is disappointment, but limited by the knowledge that he had a long road back with his hip and all. Then when you re-enter the real world and take stock of his problems... I dunno, I suspect a lot of us have moved on.
As for his innocence, CN has this:
With L'Equipe the source, you have to wonder, but if Floyd is attempting to block testing of presumably clean samples, he looks bad. It's his right, I'm sure, and there may be more to his strategy, but from a PR point of view, it would look much better if he supported testing these samples. My $.02.