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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Just got this note from Joey, of Outside Mag... They have a great interview with Floyd Landis (during the Tour) by Dan Coyle From the Hip - An Interview with Floyd Landis . Good stuff. Here’s a quote from Floyd (talking about his hip injury) in the article, “Now they know why I don't like it when people complain about stomach aches! No, everybody's been good about it. The only negative stuff was with [Discovery Channel team director Johan] Bruyneel, who said it was a publicity stunt, and that it was stupid to show a weakness. My response is, if it were a weakness, would I be at the front of the race? But if he wants to call it a weakness, fine, let's call it that. It's a weakness, and I'm so weak that I'm kicking their asses.”

Yep, tell it like it is, Floyd....

Speaking of Discovery Channel, Johan and Company have signed on two additional riders, in addition to Levi Leipheimer. Sergio Paulinho (a first choice by Jose Azevedo) and Tomas Vaitkus. Both solid choices, and Johan says there will be more soon. So who will go? Eki’s transition into the fourth DS for the team leaves one opening.... Three new guys have been signed so far....


  • Yeah, tell the press that he's doing it for publicity reasons one moment, then LA saying the team want him back next. Seems Floyd is doing the right thing staying where he is now, with a team that appreciates him. Johan or no Johan, that sour grapes remark was way below the belt. Could not believe it when I saw him say that on Flemish tv. I'm beginning to think vindictive attitudes rub off.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:17 AM  

  • Read on the web that Savedelli is being courted by Lampre and and Azevedo may be leaving as well. Any truth to this? Azevedo is one of may favorites so I'll be sad to see him go.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 5:06 AM  

  • ahh, Dont know if you missed it but Johan did bring a certain person in to win a record 7 Tour de France's. There must be some sort of knowledge that he has that leads a winner. Johan thought it was a sign of weakness, maybe he was right. I know Floyd won and I really applaud him for it. Major Kudus for him. Sounds like your bacing your thoughts of one "man" onto another man. Seems abit unfair.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:05 PM  

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