An interview with Floyd Landis

It takes a big man to take the maillot jaune , but perhaps an even bigger one to come out of his...

"Today doesn't change anything"

It takes a big man to take the maillot jaune, but perhaps an even bigger one to come out of his hotel room after having the golden fleece so cruelly taken away from him. Anthony Tan found out what Floyd Landis had to say a few hours after a very bad day in yellow.

"First of all, I want you to believe me when I say I have respect for you guys, because this is the last thing I want to do," began Landis. "Anyway, what are the questions... I think I can take a guess," he said with wry smile.

Q: What happened?

FL: I had a bad day on the wrong day. The team did a good job in the beginning; I suffered from the beginning but I tried to hide it... In the end, I couldn't go.

Q: Why do you think it happened?

FL: Er, sometimes you don't feel well. Sometimes it's on the wrong day - today was not a good day to have a bad day... What can I say...

Q: What are you thinking about now?

FL: Stage 18, 19... whatever it is (half-laughs, referring to the time trial)

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