Landis Tests Positive

Well, crud:
SI.com – More Sports – 2006 Tour de France – Tour de France winner Landis gives positive drugs test – Thursday July 27, 2006 11:36AM

LONDON (AP) — Tour de France champion Floyd Landis tested positive for high levels of testosterone during the race, his Phonak team said Thursday on its Web site, raising questions about his victory.

The team suspended Landis, pending results of the backup “B” sample of his drug test, just four days after Landis stood on the victory podium on the Champs-Elysees, succeeding seven-time winner Lance Armstrong as an American winner in Paris.

The Swiss-based Phonak team said it was notified by the UCI on Wednesday that Landis’ sample showed “an unusual level of testosterone/epitestosterone” when he was tested after stage 17 of the race last Thursday.

Bye-bye Tour de France win.

The good news? Now he’s got plenty of time to get that hip fixed…


Comments

  1. Well Damn, I’m about done with all sports. This sucks!

  2. I wonder if he will try to attribute his drug use to pain relief or something else r/t his hip. Did he not know he woud be immediately tested upon his victory?

  3. This is really disappointing and depressing. Seems unlikely there’s a legit explanation, but….

  4. “Well, crud” – my thoughts exactly. Will have to choose another AVN’er to look up to…maybe I’ll pick myself. At least I know I haven’t done drugs and I work 12 hour shifts caring for sick babies… LOL Sure I don’t ride my bike across France, but I’ve also never taken an illegal drug ever. *sigh* :-/