Landis appeal to be heard March 19

Court of Arbitration for Sports panel in New York.

Floyd Landis's appeal of a doping ban which cost him his 2006 Tour de France title will be heard by a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel in New York on March 19, his lawyer Maurice Suh confirmed Monday.

American Landis tested positive for the steroid testosterone on July 20, 2006 and was last September handed a two-year ban by the American Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) which runs till January 29, 2009.

A US arbitration panel last year upheld findings by a French laboratory that Landis had used synthetic testosterone in winning the 2006 Tour de France.

© BikeRadar & AFP 2008

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