By Shane Stokes in Mallorca
Phonak leader Floyd Landis said on Saturday that he is happy with his current condition. "I am definitely going better than I was at this time last year," he stated at the team's training camp in Mallorca. "It is not really necessary to be in good shape now, but it has worked out that way."
Landis seems both happy and relaxed at the camp, riding well during the team training spins and interacting well with the other members of the team. Another part of his satisfaction is down to the improved circumstances, as compared to twelve months ago. "Last year was very different. We weren't sure if we were going to be in the ProTour or if we would have to rely on invitations to races. There is a much better atmosphere now. We are confident about our team now."
Following a ninth place finish last year, the 30 year-old is building towards a good Tour de France. "Right now, I plan to do the Tour of California, Paris-Nice, the Criterium International and the Tour of Georgia again. After that, I will probably do the Giro, and then the Tour. That is my big goal for the season. If I do the Giro, it will probably just be to ride, to train. No other agenda whatsoever. I don't think it would be wise to try to go for both."
A full Floyd Landis will feature soon on Cyclingnews.com