Cyclingnews - the world centre of cycling Cyclingnews TV   News  Tech   Features   Road   MTB   BMX   Cyclo-cross   Track    Photos    Fitness    Letters   Search   Forum  

Recent News

January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008

2007 & earlier

Recently on

Mt Hood Classic
Photo ©: Swift

Cyclingnews' complete coverage of the Floyd Landis case

On July 27, 2006, it was revealed that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis had returned a positive test for an abnormal ratio of testosterone: epitestosterone in an anti-doping test conducted after his victory in stage 17 of the Tour de France. The B-sample test confirmed the result and Landis was fired by his team, Phonak, which later indicated it would cease at the end of 2006 following the withdrawal of new major sponsor iShares.

Other repercussions of the Landis case have included a complete examination of the struture of pro cycling, announced August 9 by UCI president Pat McQaid, the threatened end of TV coverage of the Tour in Germany and the withdrawal of Tour vehicle sponsor Skoda. Landis continues to protest his innocence, but the fall-out from his positive test continues to spread.

May 29, 2009 - French authorities summon Landis and Baker
September 28, 2008 - Landis takes case to US federal court
September 10, 2008 - Landis signing with current Health Net-Maxxis team for 2009
July 1, 2008 - CAS delivers final blow to Landis legal challenge
June 30, 2008 - Landis loses final appeal
June 28, 2008 - Landis decision due Monday
March 12, 2008 - Landis' judgment day nears
October 21, 2007 - Landis files appeal with CAS
October 18, 2007 - AFLD takes another look at Landis case
Thursday, October 11 - Landis continues fight, appeals to CAS
Saturday, September 22 - UCI officially names Pereiro 2006 Tour champion, Landis case raises issues
Friday, September 21 - Landis' appeal denied, two year suspension levied
Sunday, September 16 - Arbitrators close Landis case
Sunday, September 2 - Landis decision expected this month
Friday, August 31 - Landis decision due?
Thursday, July 12 - Easy money for Landis?
Tuesday, July 10 - Landis on book tour
Thursday, July 5 - Landis will know verdict Friday
Thursday, May 24 - It's science versus as Landis' fate hangs in the balance
Thursday, May 24 - Landis hearing "finishing"
Tuesday, May 22 - Landis makes Stage 7 comeback
Monday, May 21 - Landis hearing gets rest day
Sunday, May 20 - Landis testifies to his innocence under oath
Saturday, May 19 - Day five: Drama and science again battle for attention
Saturday, May 19 - Geoghegan apologises for phone call
Friday, May 18 - Roller coaster day in Landis hearing
Friday, May 18 - LeMond drops bomb on Landis hearing
Thursday, May 17 - Evidence quality clouds 'stage three' arguments
Wednesday, May 16 - Cirque de Landis: Can anyone speak French?
Tuesday, May 15 - Landis camp presentation unveiled
Monday, May 14 - Floyd's day in court approaches - salvation, or damnation?
Friday, May 11 - Landis claims deal offered for low-down on Armstrong
Monday, April 30 - Landis charges lab, wants USADA investigated
Friday, April 27 - Landis nearly bankrupt?
Thursday, April 26 - Armstrong supports Landis against French lab
Wednesday, April 25 - Landis case: French Anti-Doping Agency defends testing procedure
Tuesday, April 24 - Landis camp responds to new L'Equipe testosterone claims
Monday, April 23 - Landis B-samples show synthetic testosterone
Tuesday, April 17 - French lab begins Landis sample analysis
Friday, April 13 - Landis wants 'B' tests done in LA
Thursday, April 12 - Landis' B samples to be tested
Friday, February 23 - LNDD technicians questioned in Landis hearing?
Monday, February 19 - Landis attacks McQuaid over doping case comments
Saturday, February 10 - Landis responds to re-test news
Friday, February 9 - Arbitrators named for Landis hearing
Thursday, February 8 - Landis and AFLD agree to delay hearing
Thursday, February 8 - Landis case moves forward in France, USA
Saturday, February 3 - Lamour asks AFLD to delay Landis hearing
Wednesday, January 31 - Landis doesn't expect to compete in 2007
Monday, January 29 - Landis: $150,000 for fund and asks French to wait
Thursday, January 25 - Pound asks AFLD to delay Landis investigation
Sunday, January 21 - Landis looks to return to racing with Vaughters' Pro-Conti team
Thursday, January 18 - Landis supports anti-doping code revisions
Saturday, January 13 - Landis called to Paris hearing
Thursday, January 11 - Landis speaks at town-hall style meeting
Tuesday, January 9 - Pound casts doubt on Landis; Tour winner hits back
Monday, December 18 - Landis: "I don't see myself as a bike racer"
Monday, December 11 - Landis considers cost of defence
Thursday, November 23 - Landis answers hard questions
Sunday, November 19 - Landis' friend Baker speaks regarding positive test
Friday, November 17 - French anti-doping agency "unprejudiced" in Landis case, Landis responds to hacking accusations
Thursday, November 16 - Landis team to present more defense evidence on Friday, French lab admits administrative error
Tuesday, November 14 - Fake emails from Châtenay-Malabry lab regarding Landis
Monday, November 13 - Landis interviewed by French TV
Saturday, October 28 - Landis remark reveals strong emotion
Sunday, October 22 - Landis talks - but not about doping
Friday, October 20 - Feature: The science behind the Landis case
Tuesday, October 17 - McQuaid compares Landis and Operación Puerto damages
Sunday, October 15 - Landis defense: PR gambit or skillful legal tactic?
Friday, October 13 - Landis moves to prove innocence
Tuesday, October 10 - Landis to remain US NRC champion
Monday, October 9 - Landis makes defense plan public
Sunday,October 8 - Landis makes appearance at US track nationals
Saturday,October 7 - Merckx believes Landis
Tuesday,October 3 - Landis attacks UCI
Friday,September 29 - Landis' hip surgery successful
Sunday,September 24 - USADA asked to move forward on Landis case
Saturday,September 16 - Pound: WADA monitors Landis case
Saturday,September 9 - Landis lawyers demand USADA drop doping case
Saturday,August 26 - Vuelta lost sponsorship deal over Landis positive
Thursday,August 17 - Landis' father-in-law found dead
Wednesday,August 16 - Landis credits Phonak, Grabsch: "a curse on our team", Merckxmight continue
Wednesday, August 16 - Landisenjoys brief respite in Chicago
Tuesday,August 15 - Phonak stops
Monday,August 14 - Phonak to fold?
Wednesday, August 9 - Lefevere considers action against Landis, Skoda pulls out of Tour sponsorship
Wednesday, August 9 - Landis suspects hidden agenda, Tour of Elk Grove un-invites Landis, McQuaid plans major anti-doping shake-up
Monday, August 7 - Hip surgery in two weeks for Landis, Franke doesn't believe Landis has a chance
Monday, August 7 - USA Cycling comments on Landis case
Sunday, August 6 - Reactions to Landis B sample finding
Saturday, August 5 - Landis' counsel issues statement on B sample finding
Saturday, August 5 - Landis B sample result announced
Friday, August 4 - Landis B sample test under way
Wednesday, August 2 - Landis B sample result due Saturday
Tuesday, August 1 - UCI source confirms exogenous testosterone
Tuesday, August 1 - UCI demandsB sample test; Landis submits official request
Monday, July 31 - Phonak's Michaud defends Landis, Testosterone, epitestosteroneand the doping tests, Verbruggen-Pound polemics continue
Monday, July 31 - Exogenous testosterone in Landis' A sample claim
Sunday, July 30 - Rogge defends cycling, Phonak doctor: "The damage to his image is gigantic"
Saturday, July 29 - Next stop for Landis: Larry King
Saturday, July 29 - Six years, 11 doping scandals: The Phonak legacy
Saturday, July 29 - Landis looks for a natural explanation, Landis continues media exposure in U.S., Six years, 11 doping scandals: The Phonak legacy, The end of Swiss cycling?
Friday, July 28 - Landis looking for answers, Landis positive: Reactions from Spain, Comunidad Valenciana says good-bye, Belda to seek compensation from Unipublic, No Hannover for Jaksche, Ullrich, Basso & Mancebo not welcome at Vuelta, German TV considers dropping Tour coverage, Saunier Duval for upcoming races
Friday, July 28 - Landis analysis: Was it the beer? Cyclingnews investigates
Friday, July 28 - Landis denies, USA Cycling's statement on Landis
Friday, July 28 - Landis' positive: Reactions, McQuaid vows to step up fight
Thursday, July 27 - Phonak confirms Landis positive
Thursday, July 27 - Speculation catches fire over Tour positive
Thursday, July 27 - UCI reports one Tour positive