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PARIS - The Phonak team has sacked Tour de France winner Floyd Landis following the American's positive test for the male sex hormone testosterone.

"Landis will be dismissed without notice for violating the team's internal Code of Ethics," Phonak said in a statement.

"Landis will continue to have legal options to contest the findings. However, this will be his personal affair and the Phonak team will no longer be involved in that.

"Team owner Andy Rihs deeply regrets this development. At present, he is clarifying with all parties involved what consequences this may have for his company ARcycling AG, the operator of the Phonak Cycling Team.

"Andy Rihs and Team Manager John Lelangue will make in-depth statements regarding this matter at a media conference to be held in the next couple of days."