Floyd Landis Gets Warrant of Arrest
Various news reports reveal that a national warrant of arrest was issued in France against U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis. He is being accused of trying to change the results of a failed drug test.
A report on the Los Angeles Times shared that Landis is being linked to a case involving the theft of computer data from an anti-drug laboratory. A warrant was also issued for Landis’ coach and adviser, Arnie Baker.
The warrants were issued by French judge Thomas Cassuto, who would like to question the cyclist about his “connection” to the hacking of computers in an anti-doping laboratory in France. The judge summoned Landis in November 2009, but the latter did not respond; this reportedly prompted the issuance of a warrant, which Cassuto issued on January 28.
The post reiterated, though, that the warrant issued against Landis was a national as opposed to an international warrant, which French anti-doping president Pierre Bordry incorrectly revealed to reporters on Monday.
Floyd Landis was stripped of his victory during the 2006 Tour de France due to test results that indicated that he was positive for high levels of testosterone. He appealed the decision, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected his appeal.
It is said that Landis used the data hacked from the French computers for his defense when he appealed the decision that stripped him of his Tour de France feat, something that Bordry also talked about in the post: “Landis used the hacked files for his defense. He wanted to show the lab made mistakes in handling the tests.”anti-doping, doping, drug test, floyd landis, tour de france