When Floyd Landis' attorney Maurice Suh took to the floor in the embattled Tour de France winner's arbitration hearing in Malibu, California on Monday, he came armed with a Powerpoint presentation - the contents of which Cyclingnews can now reveal in full. In the 34 page presentation, entitled "Opening statement on behalf of Floyd Landis - Winner of the 2006 Tour de France", the Landis camp clearly outlines a series of eight points it feels are key to the American's case including, one of which claims testosterone is "a drug that does not have a beneficial effect during a race like the Tour".
The document then goes on to quote a number of UCI and World Anti-Doping Agency codes which, again, it feels are key to the hearing including: "USADA 'shall have the burden of establishing that an anti-doping rule violation has occurred.'(UCI Cycling Regulations, Art. 16 and World Anti-Doping Code, Art. 3.1)"
The document, supplied to Cyclingnews by Floyd Fairness Fund executive director Michael E. Henson, then goes on to blast the LNDD (Laboratoire National de Dépistage du Dopage / National Anti-doping Laboratory) lab in Châtenay-Malabry, which carried out the testing on Landis' sample, branding it 'incompetent'.
The full presentation, which features a series of supporting documents from the case, can be viewed here.
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- The opening slide in the Landis camp's 34 slide document.
- The presentation claims testosterone is "a drug that does not have a beneficial effect during a race like the Tour."
- Landis' legal team highlights what USADA needs to do during the hearing.
- The document directly targets the French lab, labeling it 'incompetent.'
- Landis' legal team issues a challenge to USADA.
Cyclingnews' coverage of the Floyd Landis case
September 28, 2008 - Landis takes case to US federal court
September 10, 2008 - Landis signing with current Health Net-Maxxis team for 2009
July 1, 2008 - CAS delivers final blow to Landis legal challenge
June 30, 2008 - Landis loses final appeal
June 28, 2008 - Landis decision due Monday
March 12, 2008 - Landis' judgment day nears
October 21, 2007 - Landis files appeal with CAS
October 18, 2007 - AFLD takes another look at Landis case
Thursday, October 11 - Landis continues fight, appeals to CAS
Saturday, September 22 - UCI officially names Pereiro 2006 Tour champion, Landis case raises issues
Friday, September 21 - Landis' appeal denied, two year suspension levied