Landis 'saddened' to lose final appeal to reclaim 2006 Tour title
Floyd Landis lost his final chance to retain his 2006 Tour de France title Monday, the last step of a long, multimillion-dollar process that poked holes in the anti-doping establishment but ultimately left the cyclist as just another convicted cheater.
A three-person panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a previous panel's decision, ruling his positive doping test during the Tour two years ago was, indeed, valid. Landis also must pay $100,000 toward the legal fees of the U.S. ...
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THE LANDIS CASE
After almost two years of controversy and court rooms, Floyd Landis' fight is over. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced it upheld an arbitration panel's ruling that the cyclist used performance-enhancers during his 2006 Tour de France win.
CAS DECISION• Landis loses appeal to retain Tour title
THE APPEAL• Landis says he'll appeal to CAS
THE RULINGNEWS AND ANALYSIS
• Pereiro receives yellow jersey
• Armstrong blasts decision to ban Landis
• Landis says anti-doping system is corrupt, unfair
• Attorney says Landis' doping case discouraging
• Ford: Ruling still leaves many questions
• Landis banned two years, will lose Tour title
• What's your take on Landis?
MAY 2007 -- HEARING COVERAGEDay 10
• Testimony returns to science
• DeSimone: Landis grilled on final day
• Landis cross-examination centers on manager
• Landis defense disputes data
• Landis' ex-manager enters rehab
MORE• Hearing: Who was there, what roles they played
• Breaking down the doping tests