Like everyone else, I thought that Floyd Landis has lost the Tour when Landis cracked in stage 16. He was eight minutes behind the yellow jersey and the Alps had seemingly exposed Landis and Phonak as pretenders in this years Tour. I was waiting for the fat lady to sing.
But Landis proved me wrong with a once in a lifetime ride in stage 17. He’s back in the thick of things - third place and 30 seconds behind the yellow jersey.
Between Lance’s retirement, the World Cup, and the ranks of the Tour contenders being shredded by doping allegations; this year’s Tour had fallen under my radar. But yesterday’s ride by Landis has lured me in and I’m following the Tour to the end.