LefévŠre: sue Landis!

Quick Step boss Patrick LefévŠre suggests that an "American approach" be taken against Floyd Landis,

Quick Step boss Patrick LefévŠre suggests that an "American approach" be taken against Floyd Landis,

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Patrick Lefvre, manager of the Quick Step team and president of the International Association of Professional Cycling Teams, has threatened to sue Floyd Landis for his positive dope test in order to protect the image of cycling.

"We should take him to court for what he is now doing to cycling," said Lefvre. "Why not? Why not take the American approach of dealing with things and apply it here? As long as Landis continues to maintain that he knows nothing, this sort of scenario becomes more likely. I feel like throwing up when I hear him. Landis has turned the clock back 20 years."

When the positive B sample test came back, Landis was immediately sacked by his Phonak team, but has steadfastly maintained his innocence of any wrongdoing. Lefvre has also called for Phonak's exclusion from the ProTour due to the escalating number of doping cases that have risen from the team, notably those including Tyler Hamilton, Oscar Camenzind and Santiago Perez.

"Look, one doping case per year is possible to explain, but 10 in three years? Teams like that should be out of the ProTour. I had warned the Tour management before the start of the Tour. I'm certainly not a judge and the fate of Phonak is not yet sealed, but I would gladly like an explanation."

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