Landis expresses sympathy for Amish

Floyd Landis has extended his sympathy to the victims of Monday's shootings in Lancaster county, whe

Floyd Landis has extended his sympathy to the victims of Monday's shootings in Lancaster county, whe

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Floyd Landis has expressed his sympathy for the victims of Monday's shootings at an Amish school. The American comes from the Mennonite community based in the same Lancaster county where the shootings took place.

"In the wake of the tragic Amish schoolhouse shooting, Floyd and his family wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the community of Nickel Mines," a posting on Landis's website said.

"As a native of nearby Farmersville, his personal connections to the people of Lancaster County run deep. To assist his neighbours in their time of need, Floyd will be donating funds to assist those affected by the recent tragedy."

Landis recently underwent surgery to have a damaged hip replaced and is continuing to fight against his positive test for doping in the wake of his Tour de France victory. Speaking to Associated Press on Monday, Landis admitted his life had been "up and down" in recent months. "I'll be happy when it's a little more simple. I'll get through it, though. I have a strong family. We're all being tested. Right now, this hip is something for me to focus on, something positive to focus on," he said.

Speaking of his ongoing fight against the positive test for testosterone, Landis declared: "I know how I won the Tour. I did it clean. The accusations against me are unfounded. I hope the world gets to see that. But I'm going to remain myself no matter what, and that's the most important thing."

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