American, Swiss lab workers headed to France

Updated: August 3, 2006, 8:16 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

Representatives of two internationally renowned doping labs are in Paris to witness the test that will decide whether Tour de France winner Floyd Landis should be stripped of his title and banned from cycling, according to Howard Jacobs, one of Landis' attorneys.

The move, while not unprecedented, is rare enough to illustrate the scrutiny the lab is under while conducting the test. The lab was recently at the center of a controversy involving Lance Armstrong, in which the Texan said ...

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