The French Anti-Doping Agency has requested that independent experts review testing procedures carried out on Floyd Landis' doping samples, but said that it was a regularly scheduled review and not related to recent accusations of wrongdoing from the Landis camp.
The review is conducted every six months and examines the lab's software and analysis procedures. Landis and his lawyers have recently accused the lab of mishandling and erasing computer files relating to doping tests carried out during the 2006 Tour de France.
According to the Associated Press, French Anti-Doping Agency director Pierre Bordry said that he had asked for a review before the latest round of criticism. "What interests me is the positive B sample from August," Bordry said. "I have asked experts outside the affair to tell me if the analyses of this sample were conducted correctly.
"These results will be difficult to contest whatever their conclusion. I will forward the results to Landis' lawyers when I get them."