An interview with Floyd Landis

Just another race

Cyclingnews' Tim Maloney took a few moments to visit with Phonak's Floyd Landis before the start of Stage 2 of the 2005 Tour de France, where his best friend and roommate Dave Zabriskie was 100 meters away surrounded by the chaos of the media scrum that comes with being the maillot jaune. It was Landis who convinced his Girona, Spain flatmate DaveZ that he could win the Tour's first stage and Landis was happy to share his friend's incredible accomplishment as we spoke to him.

CN: How was the build up to the Tour de France on your new team Phonak?

FL: It was a little up and down at first, but the last few months have been good. The atmosphere is good; everybody is friendly and there's no animosity anywhere. That goes a long way to have a stress free training and racing environment.

CN: I understand that you had a little cold just before the Tour?

FL: Yes, but it didn't effect me. I just had to take a couple of extra naps and I feel good now.

CN: You like taking those naps...

FL: (Laughs) Yeah! My cold was just an excuse to take some more naps.

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