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Hangin’ In There: The Floyd Landis Journal

During last year’s Tour de France, Cyclingnews welcomed Floyd Landis as a reporter. The talented, gutsy, 26 year old former mountain biker had ridden his way to a start in the Tour as a key part of Lance Armstrong’s USPS squad, and Landis went on to distinguish himself as an important member of the now legendary “Blue Train” at Le Tour. Floyd also endeared himself to Cyclingnews readers for his unique take on an American rookie’s life in the Tour De France peloton.

In 2003, Cyclingnews is pleased to announce the return of Floyd with his exclusive journal “Hangin’ In There.”

2003 entries

58th Vuelta a España

Tour de France

  • August 4 - Time to reflect
  • July 27 - Home Stretch & Paris
  • July 22 - Enough pasta! The stage 14 laughing bunch & more chaos on stage 15
  • July 16 - Rest day at last
  • July 12 - Perfect progression
  • Stage 7 - Perfect progression
  • Stage 3 - An entirely different experience
  • July 1 - I'm ready

Other 2003 entries

2002 Tour de France rider journals

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Champion in the making
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Nationality: American
Team: United States Postal Service

A strong climber and time trialist, 26 year old Landis, from Lancaster Co., PA, burst onto the road scene in 1999 in his rookie road year, wearing the Maillot Jaune and finishing third in the Tour de l'Avenir stage race, followed by 4th place in 2000. After an up and down 2001 season with Mercury, Landis has been a great addition to USPS in 2002, recently placing 2nd overall behind winner and team leader Lance Armstrong in the Dauphiné Libéré.