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Pound asks AFLD to delay Landis investigation

Richard Pound

Richard Pound (Image credit: AFP Photo)

WADA president Dick Pound asked the French anti-doping agency AFLD "to suspend its investigation into Floyd Landis until the end of the American procedure," according to L'Equipe. Pound said he submitted his request to the agency in December.

However, AFLD indicated that it planned to discuss the Landis' case on February 8. AFLD has the authority to decide whether to prohibit Landis from racing in France, which could impact Landis' ability to compete in the Tour de France come July.

Reportedly, Landis' first hearing before American authorities is scheduled in March--he faces a suspension of up to two years if found guilty. Any appeals would ultimately end up before the American Arbitration Association.

Landis is the subject of anti-doping proceedings following his allegedly positive test for testosterone following his Stage 17 victory in the 2006 Tour de France.

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