Landis facing 18 months

Eighteen months recommended for Landis
By Eurosport

25/10/2011 at 08:57Updated 25/10/2011 at 09:10

The prosecutor in a computer hacking case has recommended an 18-month suspended prison sentence be handed to disgraced former cyclist Floyd Landis.

At a Tribunel Correctionel - a criminal court - in Nanterre, to the west of Paris, the state prosecutor called for the same sentence be handed out to Landis as the one given to his former coach Arnie Baker in his case for "concealment".

It is alleged that both men were aware of the "fraudulous origin" of documents pirated from the French Anti-Doping Laboratory in 2006.

The case is being brought against Landis and Baker by media company Vivendi, who claim the pair fraudulently broke into a computer system in a bid to contest a positive dope test taken during the 2006 Tour de France.

Landis won the Tour that year but was later stripped of his title.

Since then the American has attempted to clear his name before finally admitting to doping last year.