3 Nov 2010

US cyclist to stand trial for computer hacking

3:05 pm on 3 November 2010

Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis and coach Arnie Baker have been ordered to stand trial in France for computer hacking.

Landis was stripped of his win in the 2006 Tour de France for doping and an international arrest warrant has been issued, AFP reports.

Both Landis and Baker are suspected of illegally obtaining documentation from the French Anti-Doping Laboratory in a bid to contest his positive test results from stage 16 of the 2006 Tour de France.

The US rider is currently competing in the Tour of Southland in New Zealand.

Landis spent four years and millions of dollars in a bid to prove he never cheated to win the world's biggest bike race before confessing.

Landis alleged that he and many other former teammates, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, had systematically used performancing enhancing drugs for years.