Floyd Landis fails drug test

Floyd Landis,the third American to win the Tour de France has tested positive for unusually high levels of testosterone.The test was conducted after stage 17,where Landis produced a splendid solo breakaway to emerge from nowhere to be one of the prime contenders for the coveted yellow jersey.

Phonak,the team for whom Landis rode,have suspended him with temporary effect and have requested for an analysis for his ‘B’ sample. If that tests positive too,then the American may be stripped of his title. Only once has that happened before and that was in 1904 ,the person being Maurice Garin.

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