Floyd Landis loses his Tour de France 2006 title

The long running saga of Floyd Landis who represented the Swiss company Phonak and was stripped of his title as overall winner of the 2006 Tour de France last year (2006) is entering in horse racing parlance as the final furlong if everything we hear and read is too believed!

Reuters News Agency have reported in recent days that the Floyd Landis appeal against a doping ban will be heard in the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] on March 19.

Maurice Suh who represents the American, told Reuters that they are “optimistic” about the appeal.

Floyd’s appeal represents his last chance to end a two year ban for doping that cost him his 2006 Tour de France title. Spaniard Oscar Pereiro was awarded the win when Landis was stripped of victory.

The appeal to CAS is the last piece in the jigsaw if he is to overturn the various verdicts that have been laid against him. Certainly the final episode in a courtroom saga that has electrified the cycling community into the reports that Floyd used synthetic testosterone during the 2006 race.

Who knows there could be more drama yet to unfold as we head for the month of March.


FLOYDINATOR from cyclingshots.com

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