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Pereiro: 'Now I consider myself the winner'

Updated: August 5, 2006, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

VIGO, Spain -- Oscar Pereiro no longer thinks of himself as runner-up in the Tour de France.

"Now I consider myself the winner," he told a press conference in his hometown on Saturday.

The Tour itself renounced Floyd Landis as its champion Saturday after the second of two urine samples tested positive for higher-than-allowable levels of testosterone. Pierre Bordry, who leads the French anti-doping council, said the samples contained synthetic testosterone, indicating that it ...

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