07 July 2008

Bike Snob NYC : Floyd Landis

There was a (partly) very funny artcicle on the Bike Snob NYC blog recently which just comes in time for the start of the Tour de France 2008. I post here the most intersting excerpt.

By this time I think pretty much everybody knows that Floyd Landis has lost his appeal against the US Anti-Doping Agency, thus really, really losing the 2006 Tour de France. Landis says he is "saddened" by this decision, though he may take some consolation in the fact that Rowan Atkinson has signed on to play him in the Hollywood screen adaptation of his life:

Not only do they bear more than a passing resemblance, but Atkinson also has the experience in the peloton to bring some much-needed authenticity to the film. Here he is reenacting the epic break that brought Floyd fame, and then misfortune:

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