Thursday Jan. 22, 2009
Undated-- Floyd Landis is coming back to cycling, and says his sport will
be better for it.
Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory following a doping scandal and a long legal fight. He told The Associated Press on Thursday he feels "like a kid again" in knowing his two-year ban from cycling will end next week.
He will ride for the Ouch cycling team and debut at the Tour of California next month. Landis was found to have used synthetic testosterone in
cycling's showcase race three years ago. He contends the testing system was flawed, but he has no means left to fight other than resume racing.
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