Floyd Landis is an American former professional road racing cyclist. Landis at first appeared to be the winner of the 2006 Tour de France, and the third non-European winner in the event's history, before testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The competition was ultimately won by Óscar Pereiro. Landis was an all-around rider, with special skills in climbing, time-trialing, and descending. Landis turned professional in 1999 with the Mercury Cycling Team. He joined the U.S. Postal Service team in 2002, and moved to the Phonak Hearing Systems team in 2005. In January 2010, a French judge issued a national arrest warrant for Landis on computer hacking charges related to the 2006 doping allegations. Until 2010, Landis maintained his innocence and mounted a defense. Although Landis's legal team documented inconsistencies in the handling and evaluation of his urine samples, the disqualification was upheld.
|Born:||October 14, 1975, Farmersville, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
About Floyd Landis
Professional cyclist whose 2006 Tour de France win was stripped from him after he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.
He was raised a devout Mennonite.
He was a U.S. junior national champion in 1993.
He divorced Amber Landis in 2009.
He was involved in a doping scandal like fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong.
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