Associated Press reports claim that Floyd Landis has lost his doping case over the Tour de France 2006.

Arbitrators ruled that tests on the 2006 Tour de France champion that showed he had used synthetic testosterone were valid.

The decision leaves Landis with just one option, the Court of Arbitration of Sport – also due to be used in the Alejandro Valverde case in the World Championships, agency reports said this Thursday.

The four-month case was lost by Landis, AP said, in a 2-1 vote. Landis is now subject to a two-year ban, effective from January 30th 2007. Should he not appeal, Landis will be the first person in the history of the Tour de France to lose the title because of a doping offence.

“Justice has been done.” UCI president Pat McQuaid told AP. “We’ll now wait and see if he appeals to CAS.”

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