A retired medical doctor and friend of Floyd Landis is expanding his defence of the cyclist, contending a detailed analysis of documents shows the Tour de France champion did not have a positive drug test after all.
Dr Arnie Baker made the case in a slideshow presentation yesterday evening at the Tucson Convention Center, headquarters of the El Tour de Tucson race scheduled for Saturday.
Landis' agent Michael Henson said Landis was in Tucson to be the official starter for the race, but that the cyclist would not talk to reporters.
Landis, who denies doping, is contesting findings that showed two urine samples showed elevated testosterone to epitestosterone levels during the Tour de France in July.
"There is no basis for a positive test in the first place," Baker said. "How it got this far in the firstplace, I have no idea."