Monday, July 24, 2006

Way to go Floyd!!

(photo by Graham Watson)

Yet another American has topped the podium and won the GC at the Tour de France ...

Congratulations to Floyd Landis!!

He did a remarkable ride, losing the yellow jersey in Stage 16 by over 8 minutes only to reclaim it two days later through a very early breakaway in Stage 17 during which he won that stage and gained over 7 minutes and 30 seconds ... THAT IS REMARKABLE!!

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From VeloNews:

Landis attacked on the first climb back up the same mountain range, the 201km stage to Morzine-Avoriaz, and didn't stop until he left his opponents out of breath and in denial. The gamble was so audacious, so hardheaded and risky that as word of Landis' plan rippled through a peloton worn out after a week in the Pyrenees and Alps, several riders pulled up alongside and begged him not to try it.

''I just told 'em,'' Landis would recall, '''Go drink some Coke, 
'cause we're leaving on the first climb if you want to come along.''' 
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The rest of the article is here ....VeloNews.com

3 comments:

nancytoby said...

Yay Floyd!

I'm already kind of tired of hearing him compared to Lance, though. Let's leave Lance out of it, Floyd rules all on his own!!

nancytoby said...

Yay Floyd!

I'm already kind of tired of hearing him compared to Lance, though. Let's leave Lance out of it, Floyd rules all on his own!!

nancytoby said...

Stupidhead Blogger. Making me look dumb again.