Floyd Landis to appeal

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12.10.2007/ On Wednesday Floyd Landis announced that he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the split decision ruling handed down on September 20 by the WADA/USADA arbitration panel. The abritation panel ruled that Landis will be banned for 2 years.

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Floyd Landis during last years prologue of the Tour de France (Picture: Cyclingheroes)

Floyd Landis announced his decision on his personal website . Landis said: "Knowing that the accusations against me are simply wrong, and having risked all my energy and resources – including those of my family, friends and supporters – to show clearly that I won the 2006 Tour de France fair and square, I will continue to fight for what I know is right. Doping in sport seems to continue to get worse under the current anti-doping system, and this is only a part of the huge amount of proof that the WADA/USADA system needs a total overhaul. I will continue to work to clear my name and fight for change in the name of fairness and justice. No matter the final outcome of my case, there must be change in the current system if athletes can ever hope to compete on a level playing field and return to the joy and inspiration that sport can bring all of us."

Landis added: "My hope is that the CAS panel will review my case on the basis of the facts and the science, and to approach my appeal from the principle that the anti-doping authorities must uphold the highest levels of appropriate process, technical skill, science and professional standards to pronounce judgment on matters that hold an athlete’s career, accomplishments and livelihood in the balance."

The UCI and Tour de France organiser A.S.O. planned that the runner up of the 2006 Tour de France, Oscar Pereiro would be given the yellow jersey during a ceremony in Madrid on Monday October 15.  Yesterday Pereiro renewed his contract with caisse d'Epargne for two years.

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