Breaking news from the German SI newsagency suggests that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has failed a dope test. Nothing to do with Northern Ireland but interesting for those lovers of cycling.
Update: Landis has apparently tested positive for the steroid testosterone, according to his Phonak team who say he failed the doping test after the 17th stage to Morzine which he won in spectacular fashion.
”The Phonak Cycling Team was notified yesterday by the UCI about an unusual level of Testosterone/Epitestosterone ratio in the test
made on Floyd Landis after stage 17 of the Tour de France,” said Phonak in a statement.
”The team management and the rider were both totally surprised of this physiological result. The rider will ask in the upcoming days for the counter analysis to prove either that this result is coming from a natural process or that this is resulting from a mistake in the confirmation.”