July 23, 2006

"I don’t pretend to know a lot about what’s going on in life most of the time."

"But I had good parents who taught me that hard work and patience were some of the most important things in getting what you wanted."

And we're glad you got what you wanted, Floyd Landis.


Meade said...

Nice article. Credits his parents and his team first... what a class act the man is.

HalfCentTriChic said...

Floyd's performance this past week during Stage 17 was hands down the greatest comeback in any sport I have ever witnessed. He had dropped to 8 minutes behind the leader the day before, and managed to end the stage over 5 minutes ahead of the next rider. Considering that he'll be undergoing a left total hip replacement this fall, his achievement is even more impressive.

OLN is rebroadcasting today's final stage right now, 7pm central.

bill said...

If you're just catching up with the Floyd Landis story, here's a few more resources:

June 27, LA Times.

Daniel Coyle's profile of him in the July issue of Outside.

Coyle's profile in the NY Times about Floyd's upcoming hip replacement.

And Coyle also spent a chapter on Landis in last year's book "Lance Armstrong's War."

Seven Machos said...

Sounds like a real nice guy. I hope it doesn't turn out that he is jacked up onj steroids, like so many extraordinary athletes of recent vintage have been.

As a complete aside, one argument goes that athletes should just be allowed to take whatever drugs they want. It's their bodies, after all. For some reason, I think bike racing would be an ideal sport to test this argument out.