Long weekend for Floyd Landis

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Update: Landis loses appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce its verdict in the Floyd Landis doping case at 11 a.m. (EST) Monday.

For nearly the past two years, the 32-year-old cyclist has been fighting accusations that he used testosterone to boost his performance during the 2006 Tour de France.

Along the way, he has been fired from his team, stripped of this 2006 Tour de France championship and been banned from professional cycling until Jan. 29, 2009.  Now, he must wait three more days to learn whether those decisions will stand.

His battles helped open the entire anti-doping establishment to public scrutiny. By releasing all of his test results to the public over the Internet, he and his defenders coined a new term — “wiki defense.”

Landis lost his original US Anti-Doping Agency case in a 2-1 panel vote. He appealed that ruling to the CAS, which is based in Switzerland. Meeting in New York, the CAS held a closed-door hearing in March.

More at VeloNews; Trust but Verify; Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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