Landis doesn't expect to race this season
Updated: February 9, 2007, 6:46 PM ETBy Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com
MURRIETA, Calif. -- Embattled Tour de France winner Floyd Landis said he's increasingly pessimistic he'll be able to race professionally this year even if he's cleared of doping charges.He said he and his lawyers have encountered frustrating obstacles while preparing to take his case to an independent arbitration panel convened under the auspices of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. With no hearing date set and none likely until at least late spring, "I've pretty much written off this season," ...
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Floyd Landis has been fired and the Tour de France no longer considers him its champion. That's because Landis' second doping sample confirmed the initial "adverse analytical finding" for higher-than-allowed levels of testosterone.
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