Thursday, July 20, 2006

Landis The Loser

Stage 16 saw some tough mountains, and Floyd Landis saw his chances of winning the Tour de France explode along with his legs.

Photo courtesy of Roberto Bettini

The American heir-apparent to Lance Armstrong sucked major balls on the final climb to the finish and is now 8 minutes behind the new race leader---a guy his team allowed to gain 30 minutes in a daring break back on Stage 13. Oops. I guess 13 is Oscar Pereiro 's lucky number so far.

Landis will have to do some major repair work today if he wants to reach the podium. My money is on Carlos Sastre, to be honest.