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Explosive Testimony during Floyd Landis Hearing

An unusual 10-day hearing to determine if Temecula cyclist Floyd Landis took banned synthetic testosterone during last year's Tour de France concluded yesterday. We speak with a San Diego Union-Tribun

Explosive Testimony during Floyd Landis Hearing

Alison St John (Guest Host): The steroid hearing for Tour de France cycling champion Floyd Landis has taken an unexpected turn. The case began as a straightforward scientific argument over whether the tests showing that Landis took banned synthetic testosterone were reliable or not. But half way through the trial, science was pushed to the back of the pack as allegations of blackmail surfaced and issues of sexual abuse took the lead. 

Union-Tribune Sports Reporter Mark Zeigler has been covering the 10 days of hearings at Pepperdine University in Malibu, not far from the drama of Hollywood and Los Angeles.

Closing arguments in the hearing to determine whether cyclist Floyd Landis took banned substances will be heard at a later date yet to be determined. A decision from the three-man arbitration panel will come in the coming weeks or months.

Guest

  • Mark Zeigler, sports reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune who covers steroids issues.