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The 5th Spot

Published June 30, 2008

"I am saddened by today's decision. I am looking into my legal options and deciding on the best way to proceed."

—Floyd Landis. Landis lost his final chance to retain his 2006 Tour de France title yesterday. A three-person panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a previous panel's decision, ruling his positive doping test during the Tour two years ago was, indeed, valid. Landis also must pay $100,000 toward the legal fees of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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