Landis to embark on book tour

With his arbitration hearing still pending an outcome, Floyd Landis is preparing to take on a hectic schedule of public appearances to promote his new book, Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France, which is due in stores on June 26 but is currently available in online stores. Less than two weeks before the start of the Tour de France, where Landis will not be defending his 2006 title, he will embark on a cross-country book signing tour that will start in New York City on June 27.

The book, co-written with Loren Mooney and published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment, is expected to offer up typically frank anecdotes of Landis' upbringing, his time spent in the service of Lance Armstrong on the US Postal squad, his 2006 Tour de France victory and the turbulent year that followed it.

Much of the book details his year spent fighting test results from his stage 17 antidoping control that showed evidence of exogenous testosterone in his urine, and follows right up to the USADA arbitration that concluded last month.

According to the New York Times, Landis admits in the book to witnessing the threatening phone call that his then manager Will Geoghegan made to Greg LeMond, and admits to taking a shot of cortisone in his hip during the 2006 Tour, although Landis had an exemption from the UCI to use the normally banned substance for his condition.

The book can be ordered through Cyclingnews' Amazon bookstore for US$16.47/ £11/34 plus shipping. To order from Europe and the UK, just click here. For North America, Asia-Pacific and rest of the world, use this link.

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