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July 09, 2006

Floyd Landis is slow

According to an article appearing later this month in the NYTimes Magazine (subscription required), in "almost every situation in his life, Landis is slow. He walks with a limp. He sits as often as possible and cannot cross his right leg over his left . . . his life is defined by chronic, debilitating pain from osteonecrosis caused by that crash in 2003 when he fractured his hip. The article continues with more about Landis, how he's hid this chronic injury until now and his post tour surgery.

I couldn't remember the details of the crash that damaged his hip, but did find mention of it in an old Velonews article and more background in this LA Times article. Considering Landis is a podium contender and we'll probably win the tour, that makes him even more of a bad ass. Slow or not.

Posted by Byron on July 9, 2006 in Floyd Landis, Tour de France 2006 | Permalink


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Daniel Coyle commented about the "biblical toughness" of ex-Mennonite Floyd Landis, in Coyle's book, "Lance Armstrong's War."

Posted by: Hired Gun at Jul 10, 2006 1:23:07 PM

Imagine showing up at your local NORBA race and there's Floyd is his sweatpants, cause he wasn't allowed to wear shots, and he drops everyone.

Posted by: DL Byron at Jul 10, 2006 2:13:10 PM