Landis Says He Proved That Anti-Doping System Is Corrupt

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 2:22 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) _ Floyd Landis says having his 2006 Tour de France title stripped by an arbitration panel served some good because -- quote -- ``we have shown that the anti-doping system is corrupt.''

This comes from a letter on Landis' Web site addressed to his fans.

Last week, an arbitration panel voted 2-to-1 to uphold the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-native's positive doping tests from last year's Tour de France. Landis was stripped of the title and banned from cycling for two years, retroactive to January 30th.

Landis says he's considering his options, which include a possible appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport or legal action.

In the letter, Landis goes on to say he can sleep well at night knowing that he won the 2006 Tour de France ``fair and square.''

Landis has ties to West Virginia. He rode in the 24 Hours of Canaan in 1994 and 1995 and has been a regular guest instructor at mountain bike camps at Snowshoe Mountain.