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Lamour asks AFLD to delay Landis hearing

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Cycling News
Published:
February 03, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:51 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for February 3, 2007
Lamour with Dick Pound

Lamour with Dick Pound

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Speaking in his capacity as vice-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Jean-Francois...

Speaking in his capacity as vice-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Jean-Francois Lamour asked the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) to delay the hearing of the case of Floyd Landis until Landis has appeared before the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) positive testosterone test during Stage 17 of last year's Tour of France.

Lamour is also the French Sports Minister but indicated that he was not wearing that hat when he said to AFP, "It's wiser to await the hearing of Landis by the USADA. It's not a recommendation but an opinion. It's more productive to focus on the American hearing (scheduled for March) rather than maintaining a summons to France which the concerned party will not attend."

Landis was summoned to attend a hearing before AFLD on February 8, but both WADA president Dick Pound and Landis himself have requested the hearing be postponed until after the USADA arbitration.

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