Floyd Landis To Appeal To Retain Tour Title


Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 2:38 pm
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Floyd Landis will appeal his doping case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his last chance to retain his 2006 Tour de France title. Emily Carhart, a spokeswoman for the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, said Wednesday that Landis had decided to appeal.

An arbitration panel ruled against Landis last month, upholding the results of a test that showed the American cyclist used synthetic testosterone to fuel his spectacular comeback Tour victory. That decision meant Landis must forfeit his title and is subject to a two-year ban, retroactive to Jan. 30.