Floyd Landis CAS decision expected Monday
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will publish its decision on Floyd Landis’ appeal on Monday, June 30 at 11 am EST.
CAS held a closed-door hearing in New York in April.
Landis hopes the CAS appeal board — David Williams of New Zealand, Paris attorney Jan Paulsson and New York lawyer David Rivkin — will overturn the ruling against him by a US arbitration panel last September.
Landis was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title after standing atop the podium following the final stage, undone when he tested positive for synthetic testosterone after the 17th stage of the race.
The American had fallen back in stage 16 but rallied in stage 17 to reclaim almost eight minutes on his way to a the victory.
Landis denied any wrongdoing and appealed to the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in an open hearing in May of 2007. But the USADA panel ruled 2-1 against him, resulting in a two-year ban through January 29, 2009.
The International Cycling Union stripped Landis of his 2006 crown after that verdict, awarding the title to Spain’s Oscar Pereiro.
Landis presented the case anew to the global panel, again attacking the credibility of the French laboratory which handled his doping samples.
The USADA arbitration panel acknowledged several areas in which the French lab’s handling of the test sample was improper but said the carbon ratio isotope test that showed Landis testing positive outweighed those issues.
Check VeloNews.com early Monday for a complete report on the CAS decision.