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Floyd Landis on trial in France

Updated: October 20, 2011, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- American cyclist Floyd Landis and one of his former coaches went on trial in absentia on Thursday over allegations they spearheaded a plot to hack into an anti-doping laboratory's computers.

French court officials say Landis -- who was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title for doping -- and former manager Arnie Baker never replied to a summons for the Paris trial.

They are among five defendants on trial following a sweeping French probe into alleged hacking based ...

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