July 27, 2006 Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has tested positive for high levels of testosterone, according to a statement from his cycling team, Phonak. The test was reportedly conducted after Landis' comeback victory in the 17th stage. If the result is confirmed, Landis could lose his title.
July 23, 2006 Floyd Landis won the Tour de France on Sunday, keeping cycling's most prestigious title in American hands for the eighth straight year. The 30-year-old Landis cruised to victory on the Champs-Elysees, a day after regaining the leader's yellow jersey and building an insurmountable lead in the final time trial.
July 20, 2006 Melissa Block talks with cyclist Floyd Landis, leader of the Phonak team at the Tour de France. Landis won Thursday's stage that ended in Morzine, France, a day after losing the leader's yellow jersey. But with a dominant win Thursday, Landis erased much of that gap, finishing 7:30 minutes ahead of the overall leader, Spain's Oscar Pereiro.
July 20, 2006 American cyclist Floyd Landis has won the 17th stage of the Tour de France. He broke away from an 11-man pack and propelled himself back into contention for the overall title. Just yesterday, Landis dropped out of the lead, falling more than 8 minutes behind Spain's Oscar Pereiro. That poor showing had cycling experts writing off Landis as a possible Tour champion. Landis will speak about today's remarkable comeback ride with NPR's Melissa Block later today.
June 30, 2006 A doping scandal knocked Tour de France favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso out of the race Friday and threw the world's most glamorous cycling event into chaos. The decision to bar riders implicated in a doping probe in Spain sends a strong signal that cheating will not be tolerated.
June 30, 2006 A doping scandal has rocked the Tour de France before the cyclists have begun peddling. Favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso are among a list of cyclists who have been banned from the competition, which starts Saturday. Ullrich won the race in 1997.