Floyd Landis: Fast Facts

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Up until recently, Floyd Landis was in a lengthy legal battle to recover his 2006 Tour de France victory, lost after a test showed Landis had elevated levels of synthetic testosterone in his blood.That ended this month, after Landis sent e-mails to cycling officials, finally copping to the test results and pointing a finger at other top American cyclists, including Lance Armstrong. Here’s fast facts on Floyd Landis’ life.

Fast Facts
— Born October 14, 1975 in Farmersville, Penn. Married, with one daughter

– Named U.S. junior champion as a mountain biker in 1993

– Switched to road cycling in 1999, turning professional

– Road as part of the U.S. Postal service team from 2002 to 2004, alongside Lance Armstrong

– Won the 2006 Tour de France with a time of 89 hours, 39 minutes and 30 seconds, largely on the strength of a remarkable comeback in stage 17

– Tested positive for synthetic testosterone in a urine sample taken after his stage 17 ride

– Fired from his Phonak team following a second positive test

– Suspended from professional cycling for two years by an arbitration panel in 2007

– Stripped of his Tour de France title in January 2009

– Copped to the positive test result in a series of e-mails sent to cycling officials. The e-mails were sent in late April and early May of 2010.

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