When Lance Armstrong finally retired from bicycling after winning his seventh straight Tour de France in 2005, it opened the door for his former teammate and fellow American Floyd Landis. Landis went on to win the 2006 Tour de France, but shortly afterward it was discovered that Floyd had been taking testosterone to boost his performance.
Landis denied the charges repeatedly, but to no avail, so he quickly left the sport and hasn’t been heard of since. Well, he’s about to be heard from again. Apparently following in Lance’s
footsteps pedals is what Floyd was born to do, because after hearing the news that Armstrong plans to return in 2009, Landis has some comeback ideas of his own.
Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis is planning to return to the peloton in 2009 after completing a ban for doping during the 2006 Tour de France.
According to a report on ESPN.com Landis is looking to return to a team run by the Momentum Sports Group.
“We are in negotiations with Floyd Landis to ride for the team in 2009, but we do not as of yet have a signed contract,” said team director Mike Tamayo at the Tour of Missouri.
The Tour of Missouri? Oh man, that has to be exciting.
Anyway, I have no problem with Landis returning to the Tour de France because I don’t watch the Tour de France. Maybe I’m just insane, but I don’t see what’s so great about watching a bunch of guys in tights riding bikes. Maybe if they booby-trapped the course with land mines or giant potholes that contained man-eating monsters at the bottom I’d get into it, but they don’t, so I won’t.
I’m just old-fashioned that way.