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Prudhomme: Landis not Tour de France champion

Despite Floyd Landis' arbitration hearing being still several days away, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said that his organisation does not consider Landis to the 2006 winner. Prudhomme was quoted in the German newspaper Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung on Friday as saying "For us, he's not the winner."

Landis is scheduled to begin his arbitration with the US Antidoping Agency (USADA) on May 14 where he will try to refute the tests from the French antidoping laboratory LNDD that show he used synthetic testosterone prior to winning stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France.