Floyd Landis remains in 4th place
INVERCARGILL, New Zealand -- Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis remained fourth in the Tour of Southland following a sixth-place finish Thursday in the sixth of nine stages.
Landis, the American stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title because of doping, finished the 83-mile stage from Lumsden to the Crown Range 27 seconds behind stage winner and tour leader Jeremy Yates of New Zealand.
Yates completed the stage in 3 hours, 43 minutes, 15 seconds, extending his overall tour lead to 24 seconds over Jack Bauer. Landis was 1:39 behind in the overall standings.
The tour concludes Saturday at Invercargill.
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