(born October 14, 1975) is a former American professional road racing cyclist. Landis won the 2006 Tour de France, but was stripped of his title after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. He was an all-around rider, with special skills in climbing, time-trialing, and descending. Landis turned professional in 1999 with the Mercury Cycling Team. He joined the US Postal Service team in 2002, and moved to the Phonak Hearing Systems team in 2005. In January 2010, a French judge issued a national arrest warrant for Landis on computer hacking charges related to the 2006 doping allegations.
"Dank Lance gibt es in den Staaten eine Leidenschaft für die Tour. Ich stehe in dieser Linie, aber andere wollten den Sieg genauso." - über Lance Armstrong, Interview in Montceau-les-Mines, 22. Juli 2006, radsportnews.net