Thursday, July 27, 2006

FLOYD LANDIS SUSPENDED: Tested Postitive for Doping [J. Mark English]

Yesterday on this blog there was a report about an unidentified cyclist who tested positive for doping at the Tour de France.
Today, the world learned the identity of the cyclist in question. Floyd Landis, the American champion, has been suspended by his Swiss-based Phonak team:
Tour de France champion Floyd Landis tested positive for high levels of testosterone during the race, his Phonak team said Thursday on its website.
The statement came a day after cycling's world governing body said an unidentified rider had failed a drug test during the Tour.
The Swiss-based Phonak said in a statement on it website that it was notified by the UCI Wednesday that Landis' sample showed "an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone" when he was tested after stage 17 of the race last Thursday.