Historic Overview Floyd Landis

Rider

Overall Rank903
NameFloyd LANDIS
Country
  United States
Date of birth14-Oct-1975 - Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Floyd Landis

Floyd Landis (born October 14, 1975) is an American former professional road racing cyclist. Landis at first appeared to be the winner of the 2006 Tour de France, and the third non-European winner in the event's history, before testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The competition was ultimately won by Óscar Pereiro. Landis was an all-around rider, with special skills in climbing, time-trialing, and descending. Landis turned professional in 1999 with the Mercury Cycling Team. He joined the U.S. Postal Service team in 2002, and moved to the Phonak Hearing Systems team in 2005. In January 2010, a French judge issued a national arrest warrant for Landis on computer hacking charges related to the 2006 doping allegations.

Until 2010, Landis maintained his innocence and mounted a defense. Although Landis's legal team documented inconsistencies in the handling and evaluation of his urine samples, the disqualification was upheld. He was suspended from professional competition through January 30, 2009, following an arbitration panel's 2-to-1 ruling on September 20, 2007. Landis appealed the result of the arbitration hearing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which subsequently upheld the panel's ruling. In January 2011, Landis was unable to find a new team, which effectively ended his professional career. On May 20, 2010, after almost four years of contesting the allegations, Landis admitted to continual doping, and revealed that Lance Armstrong and many other top riders who rode on his team doped as well.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Paris - Nice 2006
Volta ao Algarve 2004
Volta ao Algarve - stages 2004 (1)
More results

Seasons

Floyd Landis - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1999 Mercury Cycling Team 43 592
2. 2000 Mercury Cycling Team - Mannheim Auctions 121 399
3. 2001 Mercury - Viatel 104 452
4. 2002 US Postal Service 551 113
5. 2003 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 325 213
6. 2004 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 1325 22
7. 2005 Phonak Hearing Systems 829 55
8. 2006 Phonak Hearing Systems 1563 14
9. 2009 Ouch p/b Maxxis 0 1689
10. 2010 Ouch - Bahati Foundation 12 1202
Overall: 4873 903