Floyd makes last plea
November 21, 2007
Here’s and excerpt from the BBC’s news on Floyd Landis’ last attempt to overturn the ruling that stripped him of the TDF yellow jersey.
American Floyd Landis has filed his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in his final attempt to overturn his two-year doping ban.
The disgraced 2006 Tour de France winner tested positive during the race.
He is appealing against September’s ruling by a US arbitration panel that upheld laboratory findings that he used synthetic testosterone during the Tour.
Landis’s lawyer, Maurice Suh, said: “We will prove, once again, that the French laboratory’s results are inaccurate.”
Landis tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after his victory on stage 17 of the 2006 Tour, and Spain’s Oscar Pereiro was subsequently declared the 2006 Tour de France champion.
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