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Floyd Landis, Tour de France Winner, Comes to UCR

Floyd Landis, Embroiled 2006 Tour de France Winner, to Speak, Sign Book at UCR

His appearance on campus is sponsored by campus bookstore

(July 13, 2007)

Landis will be available to sign the book that he has written about his cycling career.

Landis will be available to sign the book that he has written about his cycling career.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Floyd Landis, the 2006 Tour de France winner who is currently defending his title following allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs, will speak at UC Riverside at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the UCR Student Recreation Center, multipurpose room 2. The event is free, but parking is $2 for visitors without a UCR parking permit.

Landis will speak about his yearlong ordeal to clear his name and will be available to sign his book, "Positively False: The Real Story of How I Won the Tour de France," in which he describes the highs and lows of his career as a cyclist.

Landis’ ordeal began three days after winning the world’s most well-known bicycle race, when he was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. Following the allegations, Landis was released by his team, threatened with removal of his tour title, and received a two-year ban from cycling.

Landis has appealed the positive doping-test finding by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. An arbitration panel is expected to deliver a decision this month.

One of Landis’ most vocal supporters is seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong. Tour de France is a three-week-long road race that consists of a demanding circuit covering many areas around France, and sometimes neighboring countries. The 2007 race began July 7 and will conclude on July 29.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Landis will be available to speak to members of the media.


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