Home Cyclingnews TV   News  Tech   Features   Road   MTB   BMX   Cyclo-cross   Track    Photos    Fitness    Letters   Search   Forum  
Tour Home
Latest Tour News
Stages & Results
Live coverage
Tour Tech
Floyd Landis diary
Brad McGee diary
John Eustice diary
Mike Tomalaris diary
Podium girl gone bad
Other diaries
Tour FAQ
Le Tour 2001

89th Tour de France - Grand Tour

France, July 6-28, 2002

2002 Tour de France rider journals

Click for larger image
Champion in the making
Photo: © Jonathan Devich

Floyd Landis

Index to all Entries

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.

Stage 3 - Tuesday July 9: Metz - Reims, 174.5 km

Doin' alright

Click for larger image
Photo: © Sirotti

Well after today's stage, I'm not too tired! I'm doin' alright. Luckily a break got away and it wasn't anybody dangerous. Telekom wanted to get Zabel in the jersey so they rode hard today. So we avoided 3 days of work; as I understand it, we are already a step ahead of last year's Tour De France in that respect.

I guess Stuart O'Grady had some problems to day and I hope he's doing better tomorrow. Our plan on USPS is to try and win the Team Time Trial stage. We want to put as much time between us and the dangerous competition as we can. I think we have the best team and we have to beat ONCE, who has the next best team for the TTT. We'll I've gotta go since I want to some good sleep before tomorrow's tough stage, but I'll be back with a report Wednesday.

Until That Time,

More Tour de France features