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Landis takes stand, says cheating 'wouldn't serve any purpose for me'

Updated: May 20, 2007, 2:20 AM ET
Associated Press

MALIBU, Calif. -- Though he's convinced his reputation is ruined, Floyd Landis still had to give it his best shot.

He took to the witness stand at his arbitration hearing Saturday for his much-awaited testimony and found 50 different ways to say he didn't cheat.

"It's a matter of who I am," last year's Tour de France champion said. "It wouldn't serve any purpose for me to cheat and win the Tour, because I wouldn't be proud of it. That wasn't the goal to begin with."

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