Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Is a major illness or injury necessary for an American cyclist to win the Tour de France? Greg Lemond survived an accidental gunshot wound to win the Tour de France three times. Lance Armstrong survived cancer and won the race seven times. Now Floyd Landis, who is currently in 2nd place in the Tour, has announced that he has osteonecrosis in his hip and will have to have hip replacement surgery after the Tour. Learn more about Floyd Landis and his injury in this New York Times magazine profile.