4 Nov 2010

Landis' manager dismisses latest claim

6:49 am on 4 November 2010

Floyd Landis' team manager has dismissed as "ridiculous" the prospect of the disgraced cyclist facing trial in France for hacking into a doping laboratory's computers.

Landis is riding for the Orca Velo Merino team in the six-day Tour of Southland.

Team manager Wayne Hudson has dismissed as "old news" reports Landis and coach Arnie Baker might be tried in France for hacking the computer system of the Chatenay-Malabry lab, saying the American cyclist wasn't losing any sleep over it.

Landis was not available for comment after riding in the fourth and fifth stages of the nine-stage Tour yesterday.

He is currently fourth overall in the Tour, which finishes on Saturday.

Hudson says the warrant against Landis and Baker was issued more than 18 months ago and came up this week for reconsideration.